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Deflationism about the necessary a posteriori and Twin Earth

Jackson, Frank

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Some necessary truths are a posteriori. That’s widely agreed and is presumed here. Their existence might appear to show that discoveries about how things are in fact—about how things actually are—can lead to discoveries about all the ways things might be, about the nature of logical space. I detail one way of resisting this conclusion for a number of examples, and the implications of Twin Earth for the issue. Central is the notion of a Cambridge discovery.

dc.contributor.authorJackson, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-14T23:36:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/175914
dc.description.abstractSome necessary truths are a posteriori. That’s widely agreed and is presumed here. Their existence might appear to show that discoveries about how things are in fact—about how things actually are—can lead to discoveries about all the ways things might be, about the nature of logical space. I detail one way of resisting this conclusion for a number of examples, and the implications of Twin Earth for the issue. Central is the notion of a Cambridge discovery.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing AG
dc.rights© 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B. V.
dc.sourceSynthese
dc.subjectNecessary a posteriori
dc.subjectTwin Earth
dc.subjectCambridge discovery
dc.subjectNames
dc.titleDeflationism about the necessary a posteriori and Twin Earth
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeOnline
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-26
dc.date.issued2018-06-01
local.identifier.absfor220319 - Social Philosophy
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB10118
local.publisher.urlhttps://link.springer.com
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationJackson, Frank, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage9
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s11229-018-1834-4
local.identifier.absseo970122 - Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
dc.date.updated2020-04-28T16:33:09Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85047954214
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