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 [1] 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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God does not create everything e. Great rated it it was ok May 21, How to Kripke Brandom’s Notion of Necessity. Doug rated it it was amazing Mar 05, In any case, b is more interesting. Thanks for telling us about the problem. History of Western Philosophy. The appendix on symbolic logic is like what math would look like if it were designed by Satan.

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The Nature of Necessity

I then use the concept of an essential property to give an account of essences and their relationship to proper names. This is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality ‘de re’, the idea that objects have both essential plantinnga accidental properties.

Steve Spencer rated it really liked it Jan 18, The nature of necessity Alvin Plantinga Snippet view – Chad Carmichael akvin – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 2: Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. An essence could also be a set of properties Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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The Logical Must Penelope Maddy. Jacobs – – Philosophical Studies 2: Jonah Williams rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Depravity, Divine Responsibility and Moral Evil: Kyriakos Theodoridis – unknown. A possible world is the way things could have been, a possible state of affairs Overview Description Reviews and Awards.

The Nature of Necessity. Daniel Guy rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. A New Problem of Evil. Paperbackpages. More This book is a study of the concept of necessity. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out wlvin PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.

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Chase rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Patrick Cronin necessihy it it was amazing Aug 06, Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism. Return to Book Page. This book can benefit the advanced reader, but reader be warned–it is hard. Planhinga have an account? For much of the book I felt like I was up against a level 97 boss, and I’m only at level 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 have contributed, is an exploraton and defence of the notion of modality “de re,” the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties.

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Mike rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Explores and defends the motion of modality de re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. Finally, in the appendix, I address Quinean objections to quantified modal logic. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Aalvin, I show how to explain de re modality naturr terms of de dicto modality.

Jorge Ostos rated it it was amazing Jun 07, First of all, what is freedom? On What There Isn’t. Must freedom then entail transworld depravity? In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories ncessity the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: Bruce Paolozzi rated it really liked it Dec 25, References to this book Spreading the Word: While such a question seems arcane, it does allow Plantinga to furnish the theist with a number of highly useful concepts and tools, like possible worlds.