The Nature of Necessity

Paperback | March 1, 1988

byAlvin Plantinga

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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 and accidental properties. It is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, RuthMarcus and others have contributed.The argument is developed by means of the notion of possible worlds, and ranges over key problems including the nature of essence, trans-world identity, negative existential propositions, and the existence of unactual objects in other possible worlds. In the final chapters Professor Plantingaapplies his logical theories to the clarification of two problems in the philosophy of religion - the Problem of Evil and the Ontological Argument.

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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 and accidental properties. It is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, RuthMarcus and others have contributed.The argu...

Alvin Plantinga is at University of Notre Dame.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:March 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198244142

ISBN - 13:9780198244141

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"Interesting and original."--Times Higher Education Supplement