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Single Idea 13956

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 1. A Priori Necessary]

Full Idea

At various points in this book, I use a priori methods to gain insight into necessity; this is the sort of thing that Kripke's account is often taken to challenge.

Gist of Idea

Kripke is often taken to be challenging a priori insights into necessity


David J.Chalmers (The Conscious Mind [1996], 1.2.4)

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.56

A Reaction

Chalmers uses his 2-D approach to split off an a priori part from Kripke's a posterior part of our insight into necessity.