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Ideas of Ian McFetridge, by Text

[British, fl. 1986, At Birkbeck College, London. Died young.]

1977 Truth, Correspondence, Explanation and Knowledge
II p.38 We want to know what makes sentences true, rather than defining 'true'
II p.39 We normally explain natural events by citing further facts
1986 Logical Necessity: Some Issues
p.96 The fundamental case of logical necessity is the valid conclusion of an inference [Hale]
p.97 In the McFetridge view, logical necessity means a consequent must be true if the antecedent is [Hale]
1 p.136 Logical necessity requires that a valid argument be necessary
1 p.136 Traditionally, logical necessity is the strongest, and entails any other necessities
1 p.137 It is only logical necessity if there is absolutely no sense in which it could be false
1 p.137 We assert epistemic possibility without commitment to logical possibility
1 p.138 Logical necessity overrules all other necessities
2 p.140 Modal realists hold that necessities and possibilities are part of the totality of facts
2 p.141 Objectual modal realists believe in possible worlds; non-objectual ones rest it on the actual world
4 p.153 The mark of logical necessity is deduction from any suppositions whatever