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Single Idea 12668

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 5. Metaphysical Necessity]

Full Idea

Metaphysical necessitation is the relation that holds between things in the world and the things they make true.

Gist of Idea

Metaphysical necessity holds between things in the world and things they make true


Brian Ellis (The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism [2009], 1)

Book Reference

Ellis,Brian: 'The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism' [Acument 2009], p.19

A Reaction

Not sure about that. It implies that it is sentences that have necessity, and he confirms it by calling it 'a semantic relation'. So there are no necessities if there are no sentences? Not the Brian Ellis we know and love.