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Single Idea 15164

[catalogued under 2. Reason / E. Argument / 7. Thought Experiments]

Full Idea

Judgments of necessity seem always to be based on thought experiments and appeals to what we can imagine.

Gist of Idea

We seem to base necessities on thought experiments and imagination


Alan Sidelle (Necessity, Essence and Individuation [1989], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Sidelle,Alan: 'Necessity, Essence and Individuation' [Cornell 1989], p.1

A Reaction

That is, the denial of this thing seems inconceivable. I would say that they are also based on coherence. The idea that we can think without imagination is nonsense.