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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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William Kneale on Necessity - Dictionary of Arguments

Wright I 31
Natural necessity/necessity/Wright, G. H.: is sometimes assumed as a "medium" domain between empirical generality and logical necessity.
Both positivism and conventionalism would deny that causal laws received their "explanatory value" from the supposed fact that they ascertained the necessary connections between natural events.
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I 157
Natural necessity/Kneale: the concept and understanding of natural laws as principles of necessity have been reintroduced into the modern discussion, mainly by Kneale. (W. Kneale, Probability and Induction, 1949 - W. Kneale,"Universality and Necessity" BJPS 12,1961.)


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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.

Kneal I
W: Kneale
Probability and induction Oxford 1966

WrightCr I
Crispin Wright
Truth and Objectivity, Cambridge 1992
German Edition:
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001

WrightCr II
Crispin Wright
"Language-Mastery and Sorites Paradox"
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Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976

WrightGH I
Georg Henrik von Wright
Explanation and Understanding, New York 1971
German Edition:
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008


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