Single Idea 17959

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 5. Metaphysical Necessity]

Full Idea

We support the views of metaphysical modality on which metaphysical necessity is an even more deeply empirical matter than Kripke has argued.

Gist of Idea

Metaphysical necessity is even more deeply empirical than Kripke has argued


Barbara Vetter (Essence and Potentiality [2010], p.2)

A Reaction

[co-author E. Viebahn] This seems to pinpoint the spirit of scientific essentialism. She cites Bird and Shoemaker. If it is empirical, doesn't that make it a matter of epistemology, and hence further from absolute necessity?