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Single Idea 17058

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 7. Natural Necessity]

Full Idea

My third lecture suggests that a good deal of what contemporary philosophy regards as mere physical necessity is actually necessary tout court.

Gist of Idea

What many people consider merely physically necessary I consider completely necessary


Saul A. Kripke (Naming and Necessity notes and addenda [1972], Add (g))

Book Reference

Kripke,Saul: 'Naming and Necessity' [Blackwell 1980], p.164

A Reaction

He avoids the term 'metaphysically necessary', which most people would not use for this point.