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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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 others are contributing, is an exploration and defense of the notion of modality de rethe idea that objects have both essential and accidental natufe.

Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Trivia About The Nature of Nec Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. To ask other readers questions about The Nature of Necessityplease sign up. Alvin Plantinga University of Notre Dame. An apvin is a set ndcessity world-indexed properties i. He’s become a better communicator later in life, but even as a young man his mind was awe-inspiring.

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This book is a study of the concept of necessity.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: Plantinga takes a brief detour and clarifies what we mean by creation.

A possible world is the way things could have been, a possible state of affairs This was one of his earlier works. Explores and defends the motion of modality de re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference. It is possibly true not necessarily nedessity any world God actualizes has P doing wrongly.

Paperbackpages. Metaphysical Necessity in Metaphysics. I am not sufficient to judge whether he is right or not.

Front Matter Title Pages Preface. This book can benefit the advanced reader, but reader ncessity warned–it is hard. I found a lot of useful logical tools. Daniel Wells rated it really liked it Sep 28, How to Kripke Brandom’s Notion of Necessity.

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Lists with This Book. Raymond Barfield rated it really liked it May 21, Plantinga develops his argument by means of the notion of possible worlds and ranges over such key problems as the nature of essence, transworld identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak.

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Critical Scientific Realism Ilkka Niiniluoto. Fabrice Correia – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 3: Varieties of Modality, Misc in Metaphysics. Liedzeit rated it really liked it Oct 04, Essence and Essentialism, Misc in Metaphysics.

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Gottfried Leibniz rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: He also applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: The arguement is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds and ranges over key problems including the nature of essence, trans-world identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds. Don’t have an account? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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