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Single Idea 13244

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 3. Types of Necessity]

Full Idea

In relevant logic, the necessary truths are not those which are true in every situation; rather, they are those for which it is necessary that there is a situation making them true.

Gist of Idea

Relevant necessity is always true for some situation (not all situations)


JC Beall / G Restall (Logical Pluralism [2006], 5.2)

Book Reference

Beall,J/Restall,G: 'Logical Pluralism' [OUP 2006], p.53

A Reaction

This seems to rest on the truthmaker view of such things, which I find quite attractive (despite Merricks's assault). Always ask what is making some truth necessary. This leads you to essences.