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Single Idea 13374

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

Full Idea

The ultimate analysis of possibility and necessity depends on two important ontological decisions: the choice of an analysis of the intuitive concept of a physical object, and the other is the positing of properties and relations.

Gist of Idea

To analyse modality, we must give accounts of objects, properties and relations


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], Intro)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.-5

A Reaction

In the same passage he adopts Quine's view of objects, leading to mereological essentialism, and a Platonic view of properties, based on Lewis's argument for taking some things at face value. One might start with processes and events instead.