What's Metaphysical about Metaphysical Necessity?

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I begin by contrasting three approaches one can take to the distinction between the essential and accidental properties: an ontological, a deflationary, and a mind-dependent approach. I then go on to apply that distinction to the necessary a posteriori, and defend the deflationist view. Finally I apply the distinction to modal truth in general and argue that the deflationist position lets us avoid an otherwise pressing problem for the actualist: the problem of accounting for the source of modal truth
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    David Lewis (2003). Things Qua Truthmakers. In Hallvard Lillehammer & Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (eds.), Real Metaphysics: Essays in honor of D. H. Mellor. Routledge. 25-38.

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    Ross P. Cameron (2010). The Grounds of Necessity. Philosophy Compass 5 (4):348-358.
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