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10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 2. A Priori Contingent

[knowing what happens to be, just through thought]

6 ideas
If we understand God and his choices, we have a priori knowledge of contingent truths [Leibniz, by Garber]
Only God sees contingent truths a priori [Leibniz]
The meter is defined necessarily, but the stick being one meter long is contingent a priori [Kripke]
The very act of designating of an object with properties gives knowledge of a contingent truth [Kripke]
Knowing our own existence is a priori, but not necessary [Kitcher]
Light in straight lines is contingent a priori; stipulated as straight, because they happen to be so [Mares]