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Single Idea 19282

[catalogued under 10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 1. Sources of Necessity]

Full Idea

I think we may conclude that there is no significant version of modal supervenience which both commands acceptance and implies that all modal facts depend asymmetrically on non-modal ones.

Gist of Idea

It seems that we cannot show that modal facts depend on non-modal facts


Bob Hale (Necessary Beings [2013], 03.4.3)

Book Reference

Hale,Bob: 'Necessary Beings' [OUP 2013], p.88

A Reaction

This is the conclusion of a sustained and careful discussion, recorded here for interest. I'm inclined to think that there are very few, if any, non-modal facts in the world, if those facts are accurately characterised.