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Ontology and the ambitions of metaphysics

Author: Thomas Hofweber
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Thomas Hofweber explores four major metaphysical debates tied to ontology: the philosophy of arithmetic, the metaphysics of ordinary objects, the problem of universals, and the nature of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hofweber
ISBN: 0198769830 9780198769835
OCLC Number: 939993756
Description: xiv, 365 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ontology and metaphysics --
Innocent statements and their metaphysically loaded counterparts --
Quantification --
Internalism, externalism, and the ontological question --
Talk about natural numbers --
The philosophy of arithmetic --
Ordinary objects --
Talk about properties and propositions --
Inexpressible properties and propositions --
Ineffable facts and the ambitions of metaphysics --
Objects, properties, and the problem of universals --
The philosophical project of ontology --
Esoteric and egalitarian metaphysics --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Thomas Hofweber.

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