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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The Nature of Necessity

This book, one neceswity 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.

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Plantinga is widely known for his work in philosophy of religion, epistemology, metaphysics and Christian apologetics. Alvin Plantinga – – Oxford University Press. Search my Subject Specializations: Essentialism and Quantified Modal Logic in Metaphysics. He is an American analytic philosopher, the John A.

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In any case, b is more interesting. Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism. On the Reduction of Necessity to Essence. Raymond Barfield rated it alcin liked it May 21, An essence could also be a set of properties