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

Full Idea

It has been customary to see analytic truths as dividing into the logically necessary and the conceptually necessary.

Gist of Idea

Analytic truths are divided into logically and conceptually necessary


Rod Girle (Modal Logics and Philosophy [2000], 7.3)

Book Reference

Girle,Rod: 'Modal Logics and Philosophy' [Acumen 2000], p.114

A Reaction

I suspect that this neglected distinction is important in discussions of Quine's elimination of the analytic/synthetic distinction. Was Quine too influenced by what is logically necessary, which might shift with a change of axioms?