COUNTERFACTUALS AND THE ANALYSIS OF NECESSITY

Boris Kment
2006 Philosophical Perspectives  
This paper is, in part, a straightforward exercise in philosophical analysis: I will try to define metaphysical necessity. But I will combine this aim with another: I want to know which cognitive practices of ordinary life gave rise to the concept of necessity, and what role the notion plays in these practices. Let me describe this goal in more detail, before giving an overview of my strategy.
doi:10.1111/j.1520-8583.2006.00108.x fatcat:bi336osaozbrhdqmjtvcjq2fkq