Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

6-1992

Abstract

An initial reading of Hume's Principle is that no necessary truth can be denied without contradiction, whereas all existential propositions can. Therefore it is self-contradictory to say,that any existential claim is necessarily true, since it follows that this claim both can and cannot be denied without self-contradiction. Thus any claim of the form 'X necessarily exists' is a self-contradiction, even if X is God.

Discipline

Philosophy

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Australasian Journal of Philosophy

Volume

70

Issue

2

First Page

204

Last Page

210

ISSN

0004-8402

Identifier

10.1080/00048409212345091

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

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Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/00048409212345091

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