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The Regress Objection

Alexander Bird

in Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is often claimed (e.g., by Swinburne, Armstrong, and Lowe) that the view that all natural properties are potencies leads to a vicious regress or circularity. The possible interpretations of this ... More


The Yablo Paradox: An Essay on Circularity

Roy T Cook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669608
eISBN:
9780191760600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669608.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book examines the Yablo paradox—a paradoxical, infinite sequence of sentences, each of which entails the falsity of all others later than it in the sequence—with special attention paid to the ... More


Grounding in Mathematical Structuralism

John Wigglesworth

in Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198755630
eISBN:
9780191816772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755630.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The grounding relation is thought to have certain structural properties: irreflexivity, asymmetry, transitivity, and well-foundedness. This paper examines a putative case of grounding that serves as ... More


The Curry Generalization

Roy T Cook

in The Yablo Paradox: An Essay on Circularity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669608
eISBN:
9780191760600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669608.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This short concluding chapter examines the connections between the Yablo paradox, the Liar paradox involving negation, and the Curry paradox involving the material conditional. A Yablo–Curry hybrid ... More


The Golden Lion

Graham Priest

in The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198758716
eISBN:
9780191818639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758716.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter turns to Huayan Buddhism, and the thought of Fazang. Huayan has a distinctive view of the nature of the interpenetration between conventional and ultimate reality. The notion of ... More


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