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Michael Jubien

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.001.0001

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The Core Analysis

The Core Analysis

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(p.83) 4 The Core Analysis
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Possibility
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Michael Jubien

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.003.0004

This chapter is concerned with the bulk of the discussion regarding the metaphysical notions of possibility and necessity. It starts by establishing the fact that in order to fully grasp the concept of modality without comprehension of how the terms and quantifier words are associated with individual things. It then explains the property that makes an entity what it fundamentally is, its essence (entity-essences), and how said property is singulary which means that it cannot be represented by multiple things at the same time. The chapter goes on to discuss the core analysis, stating that necessity is supported by the entailment between properties and that possibility is based on the compatibility of those existing properties.

Keywords:   possibility, necessity, modality, essence, singulary

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