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Ways of being and logicality

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Ontological monists hold that there is only one way of being, while ontological pluralists hold that there are many; for example, concrete objects like tables and chairs exist in a different way from abstract objects like numbers and sets. Correspondingly, the monist will want the familiar existential quantifier as a primitive logical constant, whereas the pluralist will want distinct ones, such as for abstract and concrete existence. In this paper, we consider how the debate between the moni...

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10.5840/jphil202312025

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
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Philosophy Documentation Center
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Journal of Philosophy More from this journal
Publication date:
2023-04-11
Acceptance date:
2022-04-13
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EISSN:
1939-8549
ISSN:
0022-362X
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English
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1261912
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pubs:1261912
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2022-06-02

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