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Single Idea 11169

[catalogued under 10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 4. Necessity from Concepts]

Full Idea

Conceptual (and logical) necessities can be taken to be the propositions which are true in virtue of the nature of all concepts (or just the logical concepts).

Gist of Idea

Conceptual necessities rest on the nature of all concepts


Kit Fine (Essence and Modality [1994], p. 9-10)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophical Perspectives' [-], p.9

A Reaction

The idea that something might be true simply because of the nature of a concept sounds good, and a slightly better formulation than traditional accounts of analytic truth.