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|Therefore, it is necessary to arrive at a first mover of some kind, which is not |
moved by any other; and this is what ... We do not find (and it is not possible) that
any thing is the efficient cause of itself; for in order to be so, it would have to be
|Presents the eighteenth century French philosopher's views on society and the relationship between the individual and the state|
|Therefore, as soon as pos- . sible 652 Therefore at 553 Therefore, at all events |
654 You must) therefore be prepared — 555 ... Therefore if possible you must
567 It ) therefore is necessary 568 Therefore it is necessary 569 Therefore no —
|In both philosophy and theology the contingent is characterized as the possible |
that exists instead of its contrary. This, Frank says, is an ... Thus it is now clear that
everything necessary of existence by another thing is possible of existence by
itself. And this is reversible, ... One may conclude, therefore, that the possible-in ...
|[But a familiar rule of modal logic says: if p necessarily implies q and p is possible|
, then q is possible.] Hence ... Therefore: Theorem 3 If it is possible that there is
some God-like object, then it is necessary that there is some God-like object.
|But without major inference rules, the two remaining assertions provide little |
basis for a useful deontic logic Therefore, any argument that raises problems for
the ... Necessary truths are, on standard modal semantics, true in all possible
|Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover, put in motion by no other; and |
this everyone understands to be God. ... There is no case known (neither is it,
indeed, possible) in which a thing is found to be the efficient cause of itself; for so
|I mean by & possible implication when it may be intended, that the testator did |
purpose, and had an intention to devise his ... And, therefore, if the implication be
only possible, and not necessary, the testator's intent ought not to be construed to
|But if they are taken as being the common differences of beings, then the term '|
possible' or 'contingent' in predicate position ... therefore, such a proposition is
converted in the following way: 'Some A is possible; therefore, something
possible is or can be A' ... Second, the question is raised whether the term '
necessary' ampliates insofar as it is a common difference of being, just as the
term 'possible' does.
|What worlds are possible, what would happen in them, and how they are related |
to one another as similar or dissimilar, better or worse, do not change from one
world to another; and therefore all truths about what is possible are necessary.