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Single Idea 19290

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 3. Types of Necessity]

Full Idea

I argue that any absolute necessity is necessarily necessary.

Gist of Idea

Absolute necessities are necessarily necessary


Bob Hale (Necessary Beings [2013], 05.5.2)

Book Reference

Hale,Bob: 'Necessary Beings' [OUP 2013], p.136

A Reaction

This requires the principle of S4 modal logic, that necessity implies necessary necessity. He argues that S5 is the logical of absolute necessity.