Single Idea 2796

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 3. A Posteriori Necessary]

Full Idea

Quine argues that no necessity can be known other than empirically.

Gist of Idea

For Quine the only way to know a necessity is empirically


report of Willard Quine (works [1961]) by Jonathan Dancy - Intro to Contemporary Epistemology 14.6

Book Reference

Dancy,Jonathan: 'Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology' [Blackwell 1985], p.222