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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Rohbraugh and deRosset on the Necessity of Origin
Author(s): Cameron, Ross
Roca-Royes, Sonia
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Keywords: Necessity of Origin
Essentialism (Philosophy)
Life Origin
Modality (Logic)
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Date Deposited: 2-Mar-2009
Citation: Cameron R & Roca-Royes S (2006) Rohbraugh and deRosset on the Necessity of Origin. Mind, 115 (458), pp. 361-366.
Abstract: In ‘A New Route to the Necessity of Origin’, Rohbraugh and deRosset offer an argu-ment for the Necessity of Origin appealing neither to Sufficiency of Origin nor to abranching-times model of necessity. What is doing the crucial work in their argu-ment is instead the thesis they name ‘Locality of Prevention’. In this response, we ob-ject that their argument is question-begging by showing, first, that the locality ofprevention thesis is not strong enough to satisfactorily derive from it the intendedconclusion, and, second, that the argument is not sound unless the Necessity of Origin is operating as an implicit premiss.
DOI Link: 10.1093/mind/fzl361
Rights: Published in Mind by Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Mind following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version, Mind 2006 115(458):361-366, is available online at:

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