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Single Idea 16013

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 2. Nature of Necessity]

Full Idea

Can the necessary come into existence? That is a change, and everything that comes into existence demonstrates that it is not necessary. The necessary already 'is'.

Gist of Idea

Nothing necessary can come into existence, since it already 'is'


Søren Kierkegaard (Philosophical Fragments [1844], p.74)

Book Reference

Kierkegaard,Søren: 'Philosophical Fragments', ed/tr. Hong,Howard/Edna [Princeton 1983], p.74

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