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Stephen Yablo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001

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Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility?

Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility?

(p.39) 2 Is Conceivability a Guide to Possibility?

Stephen Yablo (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the question of what conceivability is. It proposes an account that locates conceivability proper with respect to various subscripted impostors; makes for a revealing contrast with inconceivability and undecidability; and predicts that a conceived proposition will appear as possible.

Keywords:   believability, objections, Hume, Descartes, modal error

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