A short argument from modal rationalism to fundamental scrutability

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I argue that those who accept modal rationalism, the idea that all of modal space is accessible to a priori reflection, must also accept a seemingly much more ambitious thesis: fundamental scrutability, which says that from a description of the world's fundamental layer, one can reason a priori to all truths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020


  • a priori
  • fundamentality
  • modal rationalism
  • modality
  • scrutability
  • supervenience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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