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How Do We Know Necessary Truths?

Robert Hanna

in Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285549
eISBN:
9780191713965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a general framework for properly understanding Kant's famous modal-epistemological slogan, ‘reason has insight only into what it self-produces according to its own design,’ in ... More


Rigidity and Identity

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows that the principle of the necessity of identity, which precludes proper treatment of names in standard possible worlds semantics, fails for logical and epistemic necessity. Model ... More


The Nature of Modality

Boris Kment

in Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199604685
eISBN:
9780191758928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 2 states the analysis of modality to be developed, provides some initial motivation for it, and highlights a few of its distinctive features. It starts with a discussion of three plausible ... More


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