|Possibility, philosophy: something is possible if it cannot be excluded. This has to be distinguished from the concept of contingency that expresses that something could have been different._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|Berka I 137
Possibility/Aristotle: 1 unilateral: what is not necessary. ("normal" definition today) - 2 two-sided: what is neither necessary nor required (not impossible). (Leading to problems) "pure chance" / Aristotle ... follows from the "two-sided" possibility: for a certain P: it is possible that p, and it is possible that non-P._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Logik Texte Berlin 1983