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10. Modality / A. Necessity / 8. Transcendental Necessity

[preconditions necessary for knowing the world]

6 ideas
Even the gods cannot strive against necessity [Diog. Laertius on Pittacus]
Necessity sets limits on being, in order to give it identity [Parmenides]
Everything happens by reason and necessity [Leucippus]
Transcendental necessity is conditions of a world required for a rational being to know its nature [Harré/Madden]
There is a transcendental necessity for each logical necessity, but the transcendental extends further [Harré/Madden]
Proper necessary truths hold whatever the circumstances; transcendent truths regardless of circumstances [Fine,K]