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The Nature of Necessity
by Alvin Plantinga


Overview - 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 re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. 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 the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds. He also applies his logical theories to the elucidation of two problems in the philosophy of religion: the problem of evil and the ontological argument.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198244141
  • ISBN-10: 0198244142
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publish Date: March 1979
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 5.48 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic & Philosophy

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Books > Philosophy > Logic
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