more from Gabriel M.A. Segal

Single Idea 3106

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 4. Conceivable as Possible / b. Conceivable but impossible]

Full Idea

Since conceivability is the chief method of assessing the claims of metaphysical necessity, I think such claims are incautious.

Gist of Idea

If claims of metaphysical necessity are based on conceivability, we should be cautious


Gabriel M.A. Segal (A Slim Book about Narrow Content [2000], 1.6)

Book Reference

Segal,Gabriel M.A.: 'A Slim Book about Narrow Content' [MIT 2000], p.16