Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Planet example: the planet example is an example by V.W.O. Quine (Quine, 1953, “From a logical point of view”, Cambridge, MA) From the necessity of the number 9 being odd, it cannot be inferred that the number of planets is necessarily odd even though the number of planets is equal to 9, and the identity 9 = 9 or number of planets = number of planets is necessary. See also opacity, de re, de dicto, necessity, range.

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.
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Quine, Willard Van Orman Planets Example   Quine, Willard Van Orman

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