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Single Idea 16042

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 6. Logical Necessity]

Full Idea

Metaphysical necessity is just as strong as logical necessity in that the space of metaphysical possibility is exactly the same as the space of logical possibility: the logically possible worlds = the metaphysically possible worlds.

Gist of Idea

The metaphysically and logically possible worlds are the same, so they are the same strength


Karen Bennett (Supervenience [2011], 3.1)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.5

A Reaction

I think this is wrong. To be the 'same strength' there would also have to be the same number of logical as metaphysical truths, and I presume that is not the case. There are far more logical than metaphysical possibilities.