This book, one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus, and. Plantinga, Alvin Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. The Nature of Necessity. Print ISBN , doi/ Alvin Plantinga’s recent book [1] might better be titled “The. Nature of Necessity De Re”, for almost all of it is concerned in some way with modal propositions.

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A classic in modal logic. The Nature of Necessity by Alvin Plantinga.

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Explores and defends the motion of modality de re, the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. The Coherence of Theism Richard Swinburne.

The Nature of Necessity

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A Clarendon Press Publication. I am just not sure why the atheologian will not object in the following way: The appendix on symbolic logic is like what math would look like if it were designed by Satan.


The Nature of Necessity by Alvin Plantinga

To ask other readers questions about The Nature of Necessityplease sign up. I then use the concept of an essential property to give an account of essences and their relationship to proper names. For example, I like the idea of transworld depravity.

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This allows Plantinga to utilize the concept of Transworld Depravity: Ontology and Realism About Modality. In the final chapters Professor Plantinga applies his logical theories to the clarification of two problems in the philosophy of religion – the Problem of Evil and the Ontological Argument.