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[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 4. Conceivable as Possible / a. Conceivable as possible]

Full Idea

Maybe conceivability could be understood as a priori coherence, which implies possibility.

Gist of Idea

If conceivability is a priori coherence, that implies possibility


Tuomas E. Tahko (The Epistemology of Essence (draft) [2013], 3.2)

A Reaction

I'm not quite sure why 'a priori' has to be there. Assessing conceivability just is assessing coherence. That couches it as a rational activity, rather than as a purely imaginary one. Trying to conceive a square circle isn't just daydreaming.