Ideas from 'Two Kinds of Possibility' by Dorothy Edgington [2004], by Theme Structure

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10. Modality / A. Necessity / 1. Types of Modality
There are two families of modal notions, metaphysical and epistemic, of equal strength
10. Modality / A. Necessity / 5. Metaphysical Necessity
Metaphysical possibility is discovered empirically, and is contrained by nature
10. Modality / A. Necessity / 6. Logical Necessity
An argument is only valid if it is epistemically (a priori) necessary
Broadly logical necessity (i.e. not necessarily formal logical necessity) is an epistemic notion