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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


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 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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