[hist-analytic] Knowing that I know a Necessary Truth

Roger Bishop Jones rbj at rbjones.com
Sat Jan 1 11:47:12 EST 2011


On Wednesday 29 Dec 2010 19:08, Danny Frederick wrote:

> Take 'Hesperus = Phosphorus,' for example. If it is true
> it is a necessary truth (assuming Hesperus exists).

I am interested to know:

a) whether the term "necessary" in the above is
    intended as ordinary English or as a philosophical
    term of art
b) in either case, what you understand it to mean
c) what grounds you have for believing your claim?

Roger Jones




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