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The Source of Logical Necessities

Hale Bob

in Necessary Beings: An Essay on Ontology, Modality, and the Relations Between Them

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199669578
eISBN:
9780191765186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669578.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

When it is necessary that p, what makes it so? In Michael Dummett’s words, what is the source of necessity? Some old arguments of Quine and Dummettare rehearsed, which show that not all necessities ... More


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