Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Logical necessity: property of statements, of which it is impossible that they are false. There are different types of necessity that differ in their strength e.g. physical, logical, metaphysical necessity, necessity de dicto and necessity de re.
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Mathematics / Physics / necessity / Field: e.g. Laplace equation: physical equation - holds not with logical necessity - even if the math is valid. - Solution: separation in a purely mathematical and a purely physical part - the equation does not have to be preceded by a necessity operator - but probably a by chance operator. - Problem: that still does not allow to preserve Platonic physics.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29