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 Maarten Maartensz:    Philosophical Dictionary | Filosofisch Woordenboek                      

 P - Possibility

 

Possibility: What may be; what does not contradict what is or is supposed to be.

The last condition covers cases like "if it rains, then it is possible that it rains or it is cold".

Also note that it follows that what is impossible is what can not be, and what contradicts something that is or is supposed to be.

 


See also: Modal Logic, Necessity


Literature:

Carnap, Bochenski, Chellas, Hughes & Cresswell
 

 Original: Sep 2, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top