Single Idea 17958

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 4. Conceivable as Possible / c. Possible but inconceivable]

Full Idea

Some of what metaphysicians take to be metaphysically possible turns out to be only epistemically possible.


'epistemically' means 'for all we know'

Gist of Idea

The apparently metaphysically possible may only be epistemically possible


Barbara Vetter (Essence and Potentiality [2010], 4)

A Reaction

A nice clear expression of the increasingly common view that conceivability may be a limited way to grasp possibility.