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W(h)ither Metaphysical Necessity?

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AbstractI argue that a pragmatic scepticism about metaphysical modality is a perfectly reasonable position to maintain. I then illustrate the difficulties and limitations associated with some strategies for defeating such scepticism. These strategies appeal to associations between metaphysical modality and the following: objective probability, counterfactuals and distinctive explanatory value.

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News source: Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume Current Issue

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