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

Full Idea

Our understanding of metaphysical necessity is intuitive - drawn from our ordinary thought and talk.

Gist of Idea

We understand metaphysical necessity intuitively, from ordinary life


Scott Soames (Philosophy of Language [2010], 3.1)

Book Reference

Soames,Scott: 'Philosophy of Language' [Princeton 2010], p.53

A Reaction

This, of course, is a good reason for analytic philosophers to dislike metaphysical necessity.