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 N - Necessity


Necessity: What must be; what follows logically from what is or is supposed to be.

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

See also: Modal Logic, Possibility


Carnap, Bochenski, Chellas, Hughes & Cresswell

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