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Are the categorical laws of ontology metaphysically contingent?

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Are the categorical laws of ontology metaphysically contingent? I do not intend to give a full answer to this question in this paper. But I shall give a partial answer to it. In particular, Gideon Rosen, in his article “The Limits of Contingency” (2006), has distinguished a certain conception of metaphysical necessity, which he calls the Non-Standard conception, which, together with the assumption that all natures or essences are Kantian, is supposed to entail that many laws of ontology are m...

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10.1007/s11098-019-01407-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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ORCID:
0000-0001-5419-8532
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Philosophical Studies More from this journal
Volume:
177
Pages:
3775-3781
Publication date:
2019-12-24
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2019-12-17
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1573-0883
ISSN:
0031-8116
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English
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1081968
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pubs:1081968
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2020-02-03

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