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The Nature of Necessity

The Nature of Necessity( )
Author: Plantinga, Alvin
Series title:Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-151971-0
Publication Date:Feb 1978
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Ebook
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This is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality 'de re', the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. It is 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 have contributed.The argument is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds, and ranges over key problems including the nature of essence, trans-world identity,...
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