This book, one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus, and. Plantinga, Alvin Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. The Nature of Necessity. Print ISBN , doi/ Alvin Plantinga’s recent book [1] might better be titled “The. Nature of Necessity De Re”, for almost all of it is concerned in some way with modal propositions.

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The Nature of Necessity

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V The Necessity of Natures. References to this book Spreading the Word: Explores and defends the motion of modality de re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. Don’t have an account?

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Therefore, creatures that are capable of moral good are also capable of moral evil. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Essence and Essentialism, Misc in Metaphysics. In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: Jun 15, Jay rated it it was amazing. Search my Subject Specializations: Added to PP index Total downloads 12, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 18 25, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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II Modality De Re: He also applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: Patrick Cronin rated it it was amazing Aug th, An essence could also be a set of properties Ebook This title is available as an ebook.

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Plantinga teh a brief detour and clarifies what we mean by creation. Liedzeit rated it really liked it Oct 04, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Essentialism and Quantified Modal Logic in Metaphysics.

Subscriber Login Email Address. In the first three chapters, I clarify and defend the distinction between modality de re and modality de dicto.

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