Single Idea 12653

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 1. Possibility]

Full Idea

Statistically, logically, nomologically, conceptually, and metaphysically possible. That's all the kinds of possibility there are this week, but feel free to add others.

Gist of Idea

There's statistical, logical, nomological, conceptual and metaphysical possibility


Jerry A. Fodor (LOT 2 [2008], Ch.4.3)

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.111

A Reaction

There's also epistemic possibility (possibility 'for all I know'), but I suppose that isn't the real thing. How about 'imaginative possibility' (possibility 'as far as I can imagine')?

Related Idea

Idea 7801 Possibilities can be logical, theoretical, physical, economic or human [Girle]