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Single Idea 14685

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 5. Metaphysical Necessity]

Full Idea

A mythology gave us the idea that metaphysical necessity is truth in every world whatsoever, without restriction. But the notion of metaphysical modality comes first, and, like every notion of modality, it is restricted.

Gist of Idea

Metaphysical necessity is NOT truth in all (unrestricted) worlds; necessity comes first, and is restricted


Nathan Salmon (The Logic of What Might Have Been [1989], IV)

Book Reference

Salmon,Nathan: 'Metaphysics, Mathematics and Meaning' [OUP 2005], p.141