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Generality, extensibility, and paradox

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Absolutism is the view that quantifiers like ‘everything’ sometimes range over an absolutely comprehensive domain. The debate between absolutists and the relativists opposing them comes down, in significant part, to a trade-off between generality and collectability. But to reach this conclusion we must dispense with some long-standing concerns over the coherence of the argument from the paradoxes in favour of relativism and a heterodox absolutist response that seeks to reconcile the indefinit...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/arisoc/aox003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Journal website
Volume:
117
Issue:
1
Pages:
81–101
Publication date:
2017-04-06
Acceptance date:
2016-10-28
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EISSN:
1467-9264
ISSN:
0066-7374
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665101
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pubs:665101
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uuid:864b4e09-50b6-4be6-b83c-0732a946a156
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2016-12-13

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