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[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 4. Conceivable as Possible / a. Conceivable as possible]

Full Idea

The imaginability test of possibility confuses what is really or metaphysically possible with what is only epistemically possible. ..The latter is just what is possible for all we know.

Gist of Idea

Imagination tests what is possible for all we know, not true possibility


Brian Ellis (The Philosophy of Nature: new essentialism [2002], Ch.6)

Book Reference

Ellis,Brian: 'The Philosophy of Nature: new essentialism' [Acumen 2002], p.114