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Aristotle on the Infinite  

Ursula Coope

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In Physics, Aristotle starts his positive account of the infinite by raising a problem: “[I]f one supposes it not to exist, many impossible things result, and equally if one supposes it to ... More

Counterfactual Theories  

L. A. Paul

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Nov 2009
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Jan 2010
Counterfactual analyses have received a good deal of attention in recent years, resulting in a host of counterexamples and objections to the simple analysis and its descendants. The ... More

Fatalism and the Future  

Craig Bourne

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2011
If the future is real, and the outcomes of chancy processes are “already” occurrent, then in what sense is the chancy process genuinely chancy? This topic is the fatalism issue. Discussed ... More

Identity  

John Hawthorne

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2009
The topic of identity seems to many of us to be philosophically unproblematic. Identity, it is said, is the relation that each thing has to itself and to nothing else. Of course, there are ... More

Metaontology  

Jason Turner

Metaontologyis the study of ontology, asking what exactly it is that so-called ontologists are doing when they do ontology. Contemporary debates harken back to one between ... More

Metaphysics and Logic of the Trinity  

Dale Tuggy

Recent work by analytic philosophers on the Trinity takes a mysterious 5th-century document as its starting point, accepting widespread but inaccurate narratives about the history of ... More

The Metaphysics of Propositions  

Jeffrey C. King

Propositions have been long thought by many philosophers to play a number of important roles. These include being the information conveyed by an utterance of a sentence, being the primary ... More

Nominalism  

Charles Chihara

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Undoubtedly, the most enlightening published work dedicated to giving knowledgeable readers an overview of the topic of nominalism in contemporary philosophy of mathematics is A Subject ... More

Nominalism Reconsidered  

Gideon Rosen and John P. Burgess

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Nominalism is usually formulated as the thesis that only concrete entities exist or that no abstract entities exist. But where, as here, the interest is primarily in philosophy of ... More

Structuralism  

Geoffrey Hellman

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The main types of mathematical structuralism that have been proposed and developed to the point of permitting systematic and instructive comparison are four: structuralism based on model ... More

Structuralism Reconsidered  

Fraser MacBride

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The properties and relations that perform a role in mathematical reasoning arise from the basic relations that obtain among mathematical objects. It is in terms of these basic relations ... More

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