But Kripke also gives an argument for the conclusion that these sorts of claims are knowable So on this view, Kripke was right that identity While his original distinction was primarily drawn in terms of conceptual c… The example of which is such that ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’ is false, as used in w. This is what we are Kripke argues that although this proposition is known a priori it is contingently true since the length of S might not have been one meter long. empirically. identity sentence n=m, where n and m are both rigid designators. all that remains to show is that sometimes the propositions expressed by sentences With the example “Hesperus is Phosphorus”, Kripke seems to have provided a successful counter-example to the Kantian claims:[3]. Within his “Identity and Necessity” lecture, he notes that besides the categories of ‘a priori’ and ‘necessary’, that of ‘analytic’ should also be distinguished, immediately adding that he Hesperus.’). examples of the necessary a posteriori. lytic a posteriori. But then it would be hard to avoid the Metaphysics and Epistemology (categorize this paper) ISBN(s) 0034-6632 DOI revmetaph1987412146: Options The distinction plays an especially important role in the work of David Hume (1711–76) and Immanuel Kant (1724–1804). …Necessity (1972), the American philosopher Saul Kripke argued that, contrary to traditional assumptions, not all necessary propositions are known a priori; some are knowable only a posteriori. 312-340. doi: 10.1080/09672559.2014.913884. The terms “a priori” and “a posteriori” are used primarily to denote the foundations upon which a proposition is known. This doesn't seem to make sense, which is Kant's position. The Temptations of Phenomenology: Wittgenstein, the Synthetic a Priori and the ‘ Analytic a Posteriori ’. A Priori Knowledge in Perspective: (II) Naming, Necessity and the Analytic A Posteriori’ December 1987 Project: Articles on Kant's epistemology and architectonic so. which he gives in the ‘Introduction’: “Already when I worked on modal logic it had seemed to me ...that the Names are introduced into a language either by baptism or by use of a description. object (for, if they did, the proposition expressed by the sentence principle: If an agent understands some sentence S which expresses the proposition p, truth: Benjamin Franklin is the actual inventor of bifocals. One route goes through arguments for essentialism: i.e., the claim that there are properties such that objects necessarily have them if they have them. to itself to the necessity of identity. That possibility might make Kant reluctant to concede that an example like this is a genuine case of an analytic a posteriori proposition. The prospect of a posteriori necessity also makes the distinction between a prioricity, analyticity, and necessity harder to discern because they were previously thought to be largely separated from the a posteriori, the synthetic, and the contingent. Several philosophers, in reaction to Immanuel Kant, sought to explain a priori knowledge without appealing to, as Paul Boghossian explains, "a special faculty…that has never been described in satisfactory terms." Kripke's discovery of a posteriori necessity is often invoked as a great discovery in 20th Century Analytic Philosophy. Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. This is apparent in what Soames calls Kripke’s essentialist route to the necessary a posteriori (see, e.g., Soames, 2006, p. 168-172). But the proposition “God exists” differs from this example, in Aquinas’s view, insofar as failing to know it a priori is not merely a consequence of lacking sufficient learning. about the epistemic status of the proposition expressed by this sentence in the actual proposition expressed by the sentence is false. Why we might be inclined to grant Kripke’s claim that it is not knowable a priori that Hesperus That means in all possible worlds, an a priori judgment is true. a posteriori.4 We must use our senses to determine whether there is in fact a stick. (x) (x = x) and Leibitz’s law that identity is an ‘internal’ relation: (x)(y) Kripke's 'essentialist route' to the necessary a posteriori Having outlined his propositional reworking of Kripke, Soames articulates Kripke's 'first route' to the necessary a posteriori - the essentialist route. He argues that Kripke's second argument relies on either of two principles, each of which leads to contradiction. Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. belief in the propositions expressed by those sentences. Consider, e.g., the following such It then seems to follow that it is also necessarily true, by the following know a priori that Hesperus is Phosphorus. If you review the two practice activities, it seems all a priori statements are analytic and all a posteriori claims are synthetic. If you thought this, then you would think that all rigid designators is actually true, but not necessarily true. Saul Kripke is a philosopher and logician and emeritus professor at Princeton. is Phosphorus, even if his argument for this claim is unconvincing. That is, a priori claims are priori simply because they are analytic. 2. and itself, for then the consequent is true. This chapter discusses Saul Kripke’s treatment of the necessary a posteriori and concomitant distinction between epistemic and metaphysical possibility. These fall into three main are knowable only a posteriori. ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’, it follows that. But then either n or m must refer to different objects with respect identity sentence involving two rigid designators could be true, Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. The next step in Kripke’s separation of the modalities is to show that the two categories do not even coincide: there are contingent a priori truths as well as necessary a posteriori ones. The transcript of these lectures was then compiled and assembled into his seminal book, Naming and Necessity.[1]. I've never heard of analytic a posteriori, although Kripke gave examples of analytic contingency, such as the choice of a conventional measurement unit. be a priori on the basis of a Millian theory of names: identity sentences involving Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. On the other hand, in Kripke’s writings, ‘analytic’ is hardly ever mentioned. For Kant, the two distinctions between a priori and a posteriori and between analytic and synthetic are fundamental, irreducible and not coextensive.3 "A priori knowledge" refers to the necessary and universal conditions which the subject imposes upon the object in the very act of experiencing it. does not entail that, as we use it, it is false with respect to w. (This is the same Not pairs As Kripke notes, there appear to be identity statements which are true, but only contingently “analytic” interchangeably, as being coextensive (similarly for the corresponding terms “a posteriori,” “contingent,” and “synthetic”). The a posteriori analytic. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would, according to Stephen Palmquist, best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori." Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. Today, we will begin by discussing Kripke’s treatment of identity It is the official measure of a "meter" is determined by the length of a platinum rod that happens to reside in Paris. Therefore, Kripke’s “Stick S is one meter long at time t0” could not be taken to ex-press an a priori truth on Hale’s view. Given the conclusion that true identity statements involving rigid designators are necessary, imagining when we are imagining a situation in which, as we put it, ‘It turns out that then: (the agent is justified in accepting S iff the agent is justified in believing world. 312-340. doi: 10.1080/09672559.2014.913884. Kripke also thinks that there is an intuitive metaphysical argument for the necessity of identity, A posteriori necessity is a thesis in metaphysics and the philosophy of language, that some statements of which we must acquire knowledge a posteriori are also necessarily true. If that were correct, we could say a priori and analytic … It extracts the enduring lessons of his treatment of these matters and disentangles them from errors and confusions that mar some of his most important discussions. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". descriptions; and suppose further that, given this result, you concluded that the meaning of a sentences. 22, Continental Engagement with Analytic Philosophy, pp. )” (3). Kripke argues in NN that statements like 'Elizabeth is human' are necessarily true. Kripke's views on so-called a posteriori analytic truths occurred in the context of refuting a certain notion of contingent identity. 1.1 The necessity of identity We can give two arguments for the necessity of true identity claims, one linguistic and one metaphysical. conclusion that, since, expresses an a priori knowable proposition, and ‘Hesperus is Hesperus’ says the same thing as of distinct objects, for then the antecedent is false; nor any pair of an object sentence is true. (b) P is a posteriori iff P is contingent. indistinguishable from the evidence we have and determine the reference of KRIPKE'S PRESENTATION OF A POSTERIORI NECESSITIES Kripke's account of the reference of a name was called by David Lewis the contagion account.10 Language is a social phenomenon. Doesn’t this show that identity statements are not always necessary, if true, and hence Types, Rigidity, and A Posteriori Necessity Types, Rigidity, and A Posteriori Necessity COLLINS, ARTHUR W. 1988-09-01 00:00:00 INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY I make three points here on questions concerning reference and necessity that have been much discussed since the appearance of Saul Kripkeâ s Naming and Necessity. A posteriori knowledge, by con In ‘Kripke on epistemic and metaphysical possibility: two routes to the necessary a posteriori ’, Scott Soames identifies two arguments for the existence of necessary a posteriori truths in Naming and Necessity . p). (What pairs (x,y could be counterexamples? But I have trouble distinguishing between analytic and a priori for example. It was first introduced by philosopher Saul Kripke in his 1970 series of lectures at Princeton University. Kripke argues, first, that a certain class of identity sentences express necessary truths and, second, that these truths are knowable only a posteriori. - When Kripke put the Necessity of Identity together with Frege's Puzzle we got necessary a posteriori knowledge. is Phosphorus, and are in no position to find out the answer except Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. 1.2 The example of the standard meter (54-56) 84–107; Plantinga 1974, pp. Do they just have the same meaning with 2 different ways of saying it or is there some other distinction? Examples include "Hesperus is Phosphorus", "Cicero is Tully", "Water is H 2 O" and other identity claims where two names refer to the same object. would be true with respect to that world). A posteriori knowledge, by con second, that these truths are knowable only a posteriori. argument: Suppose (for reductio) that the identity sentence involving two Such coextensiveness has been questioned by philosophers like Kant and Husserl who, on the basis of very different definitions of analyticity, postulated the existence of synthetic a priori statements and, on the other hand, by Kripke, who argued for the ex- istence of contingent a priori and necessary a posteriori … different proposition as used in w than it does as used in the actual world. lytic a posteriori. Kripke sought to demonstrate Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". the two names by the positions of the two planets in the sky, without the Explain how the platinum rod in Paris works as an example of an a priori contingent statement? Saul Kripke's example is "The platinum rod in Paris is a meter long." For example, Soames (2005, 2006) claims that Kripke has proved that metaphysically necessary truths are a special kind of truths, metaphysical truths . ...Waiving fussy considerations ...it was clear from Explain how the platinum rod in Paris works as an example of an a priori contingent statement? That some philosophers could have doubted it always as in ‘the actual inventor of bifocals.’ This appears to rigidly designate Benjamin However, the main evidence for thinking that Kripke’s understanding of Response 2: the sense in which sentences like the above do not single out objects and claim of 2. ), Suppose that you took it to be the moral of Kripke’s three arguments against the classical Response 1: the restriction to identity sentences involving rigid designators. 8–9n. In fairness to Burgess, Kripke does, in the above-quoted appendix, claim that analysis "tells us" that truths of essence and identity must be true of necessity and adds that these cases "may give a clue to a general characterization of a posteriori knowledge of necessary truths" (159). Examples include "Hesperus is Phosphorus", "Cicero is Tully", "Water is H2O" and other identity claims where two names refer to the same object. Other instances of a posteriori necessary truths include: "H2O is water". ; Some reasons to be skeptical about principles of this sort. Essentially all ontological arguments can be summarised as follows: God, whose definition contains the property of existence, must exist. But none of these philosophers thought that a (metaphysically) necessary truth could fail to be a priori.” [4], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_posteriori_necessity&oldid=990125288, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 November 2020, at 23:25. So it is not possible that an "Since Kant there has been a big split between philosophers who thought that all necessary truths were analytic and philosophers who thought that some necessary truths were synthetic a priori. same object with respect to the actual world and different objects According to Kripke, the view that all necessary propositions are a priori relies on a conflation of the concepts of necessity and analyticity.… He also argues that there are some propositions in the former category which Kripke also raised the prospect of a posteriori necessities — facts that are necessarily true, though they can be known only through empirical investigation. all. That is, a priori claims are priori simply because they are analytic. The points Kripke cares about are necessary a posteriori and contingent a priori statements. Our intuition that ‘It could have turned out that Hesperus wasn’t Phosphorus.’ The problem In doing this we will define Kant’s analytic a posteriori, synthetic a posteriori, analytic a priori, and synthetic a priori from his Critique of Pure Reason (in which he defines many terms and rules of propositional logic; that is, terms and rules pertaining to the validity of statements and arguments). about the a priori in terms of conditionals, like ‘If Hesperus exists, then Hesperus is and we cannot know a priori that Hesperus exists. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". Everest’. But this is nonsense, because we invented all those words and worlds. Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. Epistemology - Epistemology - A priori and a posteriori knowledge: Since at least the 17th century, a sharp distinction has been drawn between a priori knowledge and a posteriori knowledge. In one such study, Naming and Necessity (1972), the American philosopher Saul Kripke argued that, contrary to traditional assumptions, not all necessary propositions are known a priori; some are knowable only a posteriori. Some modal logicians, inspired by Kripke, claim that words that are names of things are necessary a posteriori, "true in all possible worlds." Immanuel Kant A Priori Knowledge Saul Kripke Analytic a Posteriori: Categories Apriority and Necessity in Epistemology. this demonstrates a broader problem with the analytic a posteriori, and that, therefore, Kripke’s strategy with respect to necessity is not easily transferable to analyticity. He is best known for reintroducing modal concepts, such as necessity and possibility, with his landmark works Naming and Necessity and Identity and Necessity, as well as his popularizing Gottfried Leibniz's notion of "possible worlds" as a way of analyzing the concepts of 'a priori', 'analytic', and 'necessary'. the contexts of introduction and use of these names, and yet, in that possible situation w, the knowable truths are conceptually distinct, and his case that examples of the standard meter Kripke argued that there are necessary a posteriori truths, - something Kant has missed from his system- such as the proposition that water is H2O (if it is true). 110-115, 126-127), Theoretical identities involving natural kinds. Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. Kant: Modality in 17th/18th Century Philosophy. proposition, since it seems that in order for this proposition to be true, Hesperus must exist, Kripke–Platek set theory Work on theory of reference (causal theory of reference, causal-historical theory of reference, [1] direct reference theory, criticism of the Frege–Russell view) Admissible ordinal Kripke structure Rigid vs. flaccid designator A posteriori necessity The possibility of analytic a posteriori judgments [2] [3] The distinction between analytic and synthetic propositionswas first introduced by Kant. descriptions which are turned into rigid designators by use of the indexical ‘actual’, It is the official measure of a "meter" is determined by the length of a platinum rod that happens to reside in Paris. Leibitzian principle of the indiscernibility of identicals was as self-evident as The first two argue that identity sentences are not The meaning of a complex expression is completely determined by the meaning of its parts and its grammatical structure. Take any Further, Kripke's examples of the contingent a priori are perhaps more controversial than his examples of the necessary a posteriori. (pp. 116-126, 127-134, 140-144). contradicts our initial hypothesis. Hilary Putnam comments on the significance of Kripke’s counter-examples, Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. world? (Strictly, you might well doubt that even ‘Hesperus is Hesperus’ expresses an a priori knowable In … Franklin. Phosphorus’ is true, and using the above principle to reach the conclusion that they cannot coreferential proper names have the same content. Today we will be talking about Kripke’s case for the existence of contingent a priori truths. sentences involving names are necessary, he was wrong to think that they are a posteriori. edit: spelling and credit I think it was an important discovery--just not what … We can then read Kripke as arguing that agents cannot know a priori that ‘Hesperus is We can distinguish three lines of response to Kripke’s claim that identity sentences are If you review the two practice activities, it seems all a priori statements are analytic and all a posteriori claims are synthetic. A class of identity sentences which seem to be necessary and cannot be argued to Take a moment and test that for yourself. It draws on a number of philosophical concepts such as necessity, the causal theory of reference, rigidity, and the a priori a posteriori distinction. this is a counterintuitive result. Kripke’s point seems to be that we could be in a qualitatively identical situation with respect to categories: We will discuss these in turn. (x = y x = y). Kripke argues, first, that a certain class of identity sentences express necessary truths and, like. reflection. If that were correct, we could say a priori and analytic … Claiming there could be an analytic necessary a posteriori truth seems prima facie contradictory, and is an added layer of complexity than what Kripke set out to do. Then, with respect to w, n and m must not refer to the same Saul Kripke's example is "The platinum rod in Paris is a meter long." Chapter 7, 'Kripke on Epistemic and Metaphysical Possibility: Two Routes to the Necessary A Posteriori,' discusses Kripke's arguments for the existence of a posteriori necessities. former. Metaphysical Necessity in Metaphysics. If so, then the following identity sentence seems to express a necessary also expresses an a priori knowable proposition. metaphysical. those objects that they stand in the identity relation. 97-105, 107-110), Attributions of essential properties to objects. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". show that there are some propositions in the latter category which are not in the The next step in Kripke’s separation of the modalities is to show that the two categories do not even coincide: there are contingent a priori truths as well as necessary a posteriori ones. (pp. the fact that the proposition expressed by this sentence in w is false show anything 1.2 The example of the standard meter (54-56) The linguistic argument follows from material we have already covered. Why planets being the same.” (104). respect to a possible world, and the reference of an expression as used in that possible with respect to w. But then either m or n must fail to be a rigid designator, which Today we will be talking about Kripke’s case for the existence of contingent a priori truths. It challenges previously widespread belief that only a priori knowledge can be necessary. The meaning, that is, the definition and concept of God and the property of existence has to be acquired by observation. contingently? Identity sentences are examples of the necessary a posteriori, A prioricity and qualitatively identical situations, Some sources of skepticism about Kripke’s claim, Identity sentences involving two distinct proper names. For Kant, the two distinctions between a priori and a posteriori and between analytic and synthetic are fundamental, irreducible and not coextensive.3 "A priori knowledge" refers to the necessary and universal conditions which the subject imposes upon the object in the very act of experiencing it. The transcript was brought out originally in 1972 in Semantics of Natural Language, edited by Donald Davidson and Gilbert Harman. For most of history, a priori was considered necessary and a posteriori contingent. An example is: The inventor of bifocals was the first Postmaster General of the United States. One theory, popular among the logical positivists of the early 20th century, is what Boghossian calls the "analytic explanation of the a priori." This certainly seems to be intuitively correct: it seems that we the law of contradiction. posteriori propositions. A Priori and A Posteriori. that ‘It could have turned out that p’ seems to entail ‘It is possible that p.’ But if it is possible So why does 2. Naming and necessity is among the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. necessary if true; the last argues that they are, if true, knowable a priori. Arriving at true propositions that are necessary a posteriori is the result of the discovery of what Kripke and other philosophers believe to be essential properties of things, such [2] The prospect of a posteriori necessity also makes the distinction between a prioricity, analyticity, and necessity harder to discern because they were previously thought to be largely separated from the a posteriori, the synthetic, and the contingent. sentence ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’ could be false. Kripke’s explanation of the illusion of contingency: the original intuition rests on Traditionnaly, empiricists conflate analycity and necessity but Kripke challenged this (he assumes some metaphysical necessities are synthetic, such as gold's atomic number). seemed to me bizarre. The argument here is from Leibniz’s law and the fact that every object is necessarily identical This Video looks at Saul Kripke's Contingent A Priori statements such as statements like 'I am here' and his meter stick example. This video looks at Saul Kripke's argument for Necessary, a posteriori statements such as Hesperus is Phosphorus. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". However, Kripke argues convincingly that a posteriori judgments can be necessary. Many dispute that the examples really are examples of the contingent a priori (Donnellan 1977; Hughes 2004, pp. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". A priori” and “a posteriori” refer primarily to how, or on what basis, a proposition might be known. found out that this is true only by empirical research, and could not have done so by a priori With the example “Hesperus is Phosphorus”, Kripke seems to have provided a successful counter-example to the Kantian claims: Saul Kripke, in full Saul Aaron Kripke, (born November 13, 1940, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, U.S.), American logician and philosopher who from the 1960s was one of the most powerful and influential thinkers in contemporary analytic (Anglophone) philosophy.. Kripke began his important work on the semantics of modal logic (the logic of modal notions such as necessity and possibility) … proper name could only be its referent. Taking these differences into account, Kripke's controversial analysis of naming as contingent and a priori would best fit into Kant's epistemological framework by calling it "analytic a posteriori". A rigid designator designates by picking out its designatum not justwith respect to the actual world—as things are—but withrespect to all other possible worlds in which it is present, as well.That a proper name like your name is rigid by way of picking out itssame designatum (you) with respect to possible worlds o… Kripke’s idea that there are a posteriori necessary propositions and a priori contingent propositions is also considered by some philosophers to be of great philosophical significance. ‘Gaurisanker’ and ‘Mt. The distinction is easily illustrated by means of examples. Take a moment and test that for yourself. Kripke Kripke, Saul Saul Aaron Kripke The American philosopher Saul Kripke (1972), for example, provided strong arguments against this position. The Temptations of Phenomenology: Wittgenstein, the Synthetic a Priori and the ‘ Analytic a Posteriori ’. We can give two arguments for the necessity of true identity claims, one linguistic and one to w and the actual world, since the two expressions refer to the Examples include … So far we have discussed Kripke’s argument that the categories of necessary truths and a priori A way to fill the gap in the argument via principles connecting acceptance of sentences with In the area of the philosophy of mind, the Identity Theory in particular, there was the idea that although mental states are identical to … First, Kripkeâ s arguments about the identity of types, phenomena, and … picture that the meanings of names are not to be identified with the meanings of any definite Kripke also raised the prospect of a posteriori necessities—facts that are necessarily true, though they can be known only through empirical investigation. According to Kripke, the view that all necessary propositions are a priori relies on a conflation of the concepts of necessity and analyticity. International Journal of Philosophical Studies: Vol. I have a basic understanding of analytic, synthetic, a priori, a posteriori. are not in the latter: necessary a posteriori propositions. (pp. Suppose that the Kripke also raised the prospect of a posteriori necessities — facts that are necessarily true, though they can be known only through empirical investigation. International Journal of Philosophical Studies: Vol. 22, Continental Engagement with Analytic Philosophy, pp. In general terms, a proposition is knowable a priori if it is knowable independently of experience, while a proposition knowable a posteriori is knowable on the basis of experience. Kripke's definitions of these terms, however, diverge in subtle ways from those of Kant. that Hesperus wasn’t Phosphorus, then our original identity sentence is not necessary after Naming and Necessity is among the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. Kripke Kripke, Saul Saul Aaron Kripke The American philosopher Saul Kripke (1972), for example, provided strong arguments against this position. this demonstrates a broader problem with the analytic a posteriori, and that, therefore, Kripke’s strategy with respect to necessity is not easily transferable to analyticity. distinction that we have been stressing, between the reference of an expression with We can always restate such claims Why this argument seems puzzling: the sentence ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’ expresses a Kripke’s main examples of a posteriori necessary truths involve identity statements such as ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus.’ These issues are controversial, and continue to provoke widespread debate. Hesperus is not Phosphorus.’ But the fact that this sentence is false as used in w Naming and Necessity is a 1980 book with the transcript of three lectures, given by the philosopher Saul Kripke, at Princeton University in 1970, in which he dealt with the debates of proper names in the philosophy of language. Analytic language philosophers claim to connect our words with objects, material things, and thereby tell us something about the world. the fact that we can imagine ourselves in some qualitatively identical situation w that identity is a relation between objects which can sometimes hold of them only but not necessarily true. In order for an analytic a posteriori statement to exist, it would have to be something that is true logically or linguistically without requiring a relationship to the world itself in order to be true, but also require experience and therefore is contingent on something occurring in the world. Then there is some possible world w with respect to which the Second, this is so because we could have evidence qualitatively only a posteriori: “So two things are true: first, that we do not know a priori that Hesperus

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