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Modality

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587636
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595394 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0008
Modality

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Chapter 8 argues that (i) though some modal necessities that govern thinking are a priori and some are not, the nature of the necessity involved is the same, (ii) the modal concept of necessity is analysable in term of epistemic reasons: reasons to exclude and include suppositions in the course of eliminative inquiry.

Keywords: necessary; possible; supposition; eliminative inquiry

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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