Linking Necessity to Apriority

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Abstract

There is an important and fairly straightforward link between necessity and apriority which can shed light on our knowledge of the former, but initially plausible, attempts to spell out what it is fall victim to counterexamples. Casullo (2003) discusses one such proposal, argues—following Anderson (Philosophical Topics 21(2):1–20, (1993))—that it fails, and suggests an alternative. In this paper, I argue that Casullo’s alternative also fails, before making a suggestion for which I can find no counterexamples and which, notably, handles some recent examples due to Kipper and Strohminger and Yli-Vakkuri.

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Necessity Apriority Epistemology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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