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Single Idea 19285

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

Full Idea

We can identify the belief that the proposition that p is logically necessary, where p may be of any logical form, with the belief that, no matter what else was the case, it would be true that p.

Gist of Idea

Logical necessity is something which is true, no matter what else is the case


Bob Hale (Necessary Beings [2013], 04.1)

Book Reference

Hale,Bob: 'Necessary Beings' [OUP 2013], p.98

A Reaction

I find this surprising. I take it that logical necessity must be the consequence of logic. That all squares have corners doesn't seem to be a matter of logic. But then he seems to expand logical necessity to include conceptual necessity. Why?