This book, one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus, and. Plantinga, Alvin Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. The Nature of Necessity. Print ISBN , doi/ Alvin Plantinga’s recent book  might better be titled “The. Nature of Necessity De Re”, for almost all of it is concerned in some way with modal propositions.
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A Clarendon Press Publication. This was one of his earlier works. Mar 23, Jacob O’connor rated it really liked it. Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality.
Depravity, Divine Responsibility and Moral Evil: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Elder – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 3: He’s become a better communicator later in life, but even as a young man his mind was awe-inspiring. References to this book Spreading the Word: Plantinga develops his argument by means of the notion of possible worlds and ranges over such key problems as the nature of essence, transworld identity, negative existential propositions, and alvni existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds.
Daniel Wells rated it really liked it Sep 28, Essence and Essentialism, Misc in Metaphysics. Doug rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Zimmerman – – Dialectica 59 4: Plantinga takes a brief detour and clarifies what we mean by creation.
Subscriber Login Email Address. V The Necessity of Natures. I then use the concept of an essential property to give an account of essences and their relationship to proper names. Choose plantingw country or region Close.
The Nature of Necessity – Alvin Plantinga – Oxford University Press
Undertheflowerpot rated it really liked it Sep 03, Finally, in the appendix, I address Quinean objections to quantified modal logic. This book, one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus, and others are contributing, is an exploration and defense of the notion of modality de rethe idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties.
More This book is a study of the concept of necessity. Alvin Plantinga – – Oxford University Press.
The author develops the notion of possible worlds, discusses the question of trans-wrold identity and the nature of individuals, and considers the Problem of Evil and the Ontological Argument. The Logical Must Penelope Maddy. The Metaphysics of Modality. In the first three chapters, I clarify and defend the distinction between modality necewsity re and modality de dicto.
The Nature of Necessity
Plantinya Modality De Re: Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. This book is a study of the concept of necessity. An essence is a set of world-indexed properties i. Gottfried Leibniz rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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