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Single Idea 2526

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 1. A Priori Necessary]

Full Idea

The besetting foible of philosophers is mistaking failures of imagination for insights into necessity.

Gist of Idea

Philosophers regularly confuse failures of imagination with insights into necessity

Source

Daniel Dennett (Brainchildren [1998], Ch.25)

Book Reference

Dennett,Daniel: 'Brainchildren' [Penguin 1998], p.366