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Ontology and Intelligibility

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Four examples plausibly overstep the limits of intelligibility: Newtonian absolute space and time, certain conceptions of possibilia, quiddities, and Cartesian egos. This chapter argues that the ... More


The Primacy of Metaphysics

Christopher Peacocke

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is the metaphysics of a domain prior in the order of philosophical explanation to a theory of intentional contents and meanings about that domain? Or is the opposite true? This book argues from the ... More


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