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Single Idea 15064

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 8. Transcendental Necessity]

Full Idea

We distinguish between the necessary truths proper, those that hold whatever the circumstances, and the transcendent truths, those that hold regardless of the circumstances.

Gist of Idea

Proper necessary truths hold whatever the circumstances; transcendent truths regardless of circumstances


Kit Fine (Necessity and Non-Existence [2005], Intro)

Book Reference

Fine,Kit: 'Modality and Tense' [OUP 2005], p.321

A Reaction

Fine's project seems to be dividing the necessities which derive from essence from the necessities which tended to be branded in essentialist discussions as 'trivial'.