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Single Idea 11119

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 11. Denial of Necessity]

Full Idea

I suggest that the de re is to be analyzed in terms of the de dicto. ...We have a case of modality de re when (and only when) the appropriate property in the de dicto formulation is an object-essence.

Gist of Idea

De re necessity is just de dicto necessity about object-essences


Michael Jubien (Analyzing Modality [2007], 5)

Book Reference

'Oxford Studies in Metaphysics vol.3', ed/tr. Zimmerman,Dean W. [OUP 2007], p.124