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Ordinary Objects

Amie L. Thomasson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Arguments that ordinary inanimate objects such as tables and chairs, sticks and stones, simply do not exist have become increasingly common. Some arguments for eliminativism are based on demands for ... More


Writing the Book of the World

Theodore Sider

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697908
eISBN:
9780191732096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In order to perfectly describe the world, it is not enough to speak truly. One must also use the right concepts ‐ including the right logical concepts. One must use concepts that ``carve at the ... More


 The Methods of Metaphysics

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The cluster of theses that underpin the reflective common sense worldview defended in this book has significant consequences regarding the proper methods and limits of metaphysics. This chapter ... More


Introduction

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introductory chapter lays out the motivations for defending a common sense ontology and provides an overview of the various eliminativist arguments against ordinary objects that will be discussed ... More


Ontology

Theodore Sider

in Writing the Book of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697908
eISBN:
9780191732096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The metaontological question is: are ontological questions substantive? Ontological deflationists like Eli Hirsch say no; they are best construed as denying that quantifiers carve at the joints. ... More


Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Philip A Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199645268
eISBN:
9780191755330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The collection contains an extensive introduction and 16 original papers on the philosophical and mathematical aspects of Abstractionism—a position in the philosophy of mathematics which is a ... More


Ontology Made Easy

Amie L. Thomasson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199385119
eISBN:
9780199385133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385119.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

In the decades following Quine, debates about existence have taken center stage in metaphysics. But neo-Quinean ontology has reached a crisis point, given the endless proliferation of positions and ... More


Ontology after Carnap

Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661985
eISBN:
9780191748363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661985.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

Methodological questions play an important role in contemporary metaphysics, whose practitioners and historians are actively reflecting on the nature of ontological questions, the status of their ... More


Mitigated aporia

Tim Button

in The Limits of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199672172
eISBN:
9780191758393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The scenarios of Chapter 15 induce a state of aporia: a (metalevel) scepticism about our ability to answer Cartesian scepticism. This is similar to the state of aporia that can be induced by ... More


Conceptual cosmopolitanism

Tim Button

in The Limits of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199672172
eISBN:
9780191758393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 18 showed why conceptual relativism must be rejected. The aim of this chapter is to save everything that was good about conceptual relativism (whilst avoiding its problems). The chapter draws ... More


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