Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Necessity, philosophy: different kinds of necessity are distinguished, differing in their strength. For example, physical, logical or metaphysical necessity. See also necessity de dicto, necessity de re.

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HC I 258
Truth / Necessity / Hughes / Cresswell: one can be convinced that there are records for which it is logically true that they are a contingent truth - that should be expressed by a system -> ((s) forerunner of the substitutional quantification? )> "existence postulate" / Lewis / Langford: (Ep) (Eq) (~ (p strimp q) ~ (p ~ strimp q)).


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Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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