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Absolute and relative generality

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This thesis is concerned with the debate between absolutists and relativists about generality. Absolutists about quantification contend that we can quantify over absolutely everything; relativists deny this. The introduction motivates and elucidates the dispute. More familiar, restrictionist versions of relativism, according to which the range of quantifiers is always subject to restriction, are distinguished from the view defended in this thesis, an expansionist version of relativism, acc...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:9bb22c54-e921-420f-acdc-aee0828bdea8
Local pid:
ora:7671

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