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The Fundamentalist Vision

Theodore Sider

in The Tools of Metaphysics and the Metaphysics of Science

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198811565
eISBN:
9780191848445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811565.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A brief synoptic conclusion. When our aim is a distinctive account of ultimate reality the proper postmodal tool is that of fundamentality. With that tool we can articulate a "fundamentalist vision": ... More


The Boundaries of Babel

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

One of the major discoveries of modern linguistics is that languages do not vary arbitrarily: for example, all syntactic rules must be based on hierarchical structure generated by recursive procedure ... More


Quantities

Theodore Sider

in The Tools of Metaphysics and the Metaphysics of Science

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198811565
eISBN:
9780191848445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811565.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Quantitative properties are those that come in degrees, which we represent with numbers. A metaphysical account of quantity - in my view an account of the fundamental quantitative features - must ... More


The Arbitrariness Argument (Again)

Meghan Sullivan

in Time Biases: A Theory of Rational Planning and Personal Persistence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198812845
eISBN:
9780191850639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812845.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a non‐arbitrariness argument against future bias: (1) At any given time, a prudentially rational agent’s preferences are insensitive to arbitrary differences. (2) Being past ... More


Equality

Paul Craig

in EU Administrative Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198831655
eISBN:
9780191932311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831655.003.0019
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The previous chapter analysed the role played by rights in the EU legal order and their impact on judicial review. This chapter is concerned with equality and the way in which it has been shaped by ... More


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