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[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 6. Logical Necessity]

Full Idea

So-called broadly logical necessity (by which I mean, not necessarily formal logical necessity) is an epistemic notion.

Gist of Idea

Broadly logical necessity (i.e. not necessarily formal logical necessity) is an epistemic notion

Source

Dorothy Edgington (Two Kinds of Possibility [2004], žI)


A Reaction

This is controversial, and is criticised by McFetridge and Rumfitt. Fine argues that 'narrow' (formal) logical necessity is metaphysical. Between them they have got rid of logical necessity completely.