Does Conceivability Entail Metaphysical Possibility

@inproceedings{Mizrahi2015DoesCE,
  title={Does Conceivability Entail Metaphysical Possibility},
  author={Moti Mizrahi and David R. Morrow},
  year={2015}
}
  • Moti Mizrahi, David R. Morrow
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • In this paper, we argue that ‘Weak Modal Rationalism’, which is the view that ideal primary positive conceivability entails primary metaphysical possibility, is self-defeating. To this end, we outline two reductio arguments against ‘Weak Modal Rationalism’. The first reductio shows that, from supposing that ‘Weak Modal Rationalism’ is true, it follows that conceivability both is and is not conclusive evidence for possibility. The second reductio shows that, from supposing that ‘Weak Modal… CONTINUE READING

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