Single Idea 16532

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 2. Epistemic possibility]

Full Idea

'Epistemic' necessity is more properly to be called 'certainty'.

Gist of Idea

'Epistemic' necessity is better called 'certainty'


E.J. Lowe (What is the Source of Knowledge of Modal Truths? [2013], 1)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.1

A Reaction

Sounds wrong. Surely I can be totally certain of a contingent truth?