In “Modality, Worlds, Essence, and Modal Knowledge, " Boris Kment develops his theory of modality and offers an account of how modal knowledge is possible. Kment first offers an analysis of metaphysical modality that explains the familiar connections between modality and cognate notions, such as possible worlds, counterfactuals, and essence. Then, he argues that modal knowledge can be gained from knowledge of metaphysical laws. Kment goes on to offer an explanation of how knowledge of the metaphysical laws is possible by appealing to inference to the best explanation and to our conceptual or linguistic competence.
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