Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Necessity de re: is a controversial form of necessity which assumes that it can be stated about objects whether or not they necessarily have certain properties. The counter position is that necessity can only be assumed de dicto, i.e. as a property of the linguistic forms with which can be spoken about objects. See also de dicto, de re, planet example.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Necessity de re   Armstrong, D.M.
Kripke, Saul Aaron Necessity de re   Kripke, Saul Aaron
Simons, Peter Necessity de re   Simons, Peter
Tarski, A. Necessity de re   Tarski, A.
Wiggins, D. Necessity de re   Wiggins, D.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23