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Nomic Necessitism

By Khudairi, Hasen

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Title: Nomic Necessitism  
Author: Khudairi, Hasen
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy
Collections: Authors Community, Philosophy
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Publication Date:
2018
Publisher: Gutenberg
Member Page: Hasen Khudairi

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Khudairi, H. (2018). Nomic Necessitism. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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This paper aims to provide two abductive considerations adducing in favor of the thesis of Necessitism in modal ontology. I demonstrate how instances of the Barcan formula can be witnessed, when the modal operators are interpreted 'naturally' -- i.e., as including geometric and nomological possibilities -- and the quantifiers in the formula range over a domain of natural, or concrete, entities and their contingently non-concrete analogues. I argue that, because there are considerations within physics and metaphysical inquiry which corroborate modal relationalist claims concerning the possible geometric structures of spacetime, and dispositional properties are actual possible entities, the condition of being grounded in the concrete is consistent with the Barcan formula; and thus -- in the nomological setting -- merits adoption by the Necessitist.

 

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