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[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 1. Possibility]

Full Idea

While necessity and possibility are interdefinable concepts, it is the idea of a possible world or situation which is intuitively primary.

Gist of Idea

The concept of possibility is prior to that of necessity


Laurence Bonjour (In Defence of Pure Reason [1998], 1.3)

Book Reference

Bonjour,Laurence: 'In Defense of Pure Reason' [CUP 1998], p.12