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Deflating Existential ConsequenceA Case for Nominalism$
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Jody Azzouni

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195159888.001.0001

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Posits and the Epistemic Burdens They Bear

Posits and the Epistemic Burdens They Bear

(p.125) 6 Posits and the Epistemic Burdens They Bear
Deflating Existential Consequence

Jody Azzouni (Contributor Webpage)

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Thick, thin, and ultra-thin posits are distinguished. The four epistemic burdens on thick epistemic access, robustness, refinement, monitoring, and grounding, are described. The epistemic burden on thin posits, Quinean rent plus a defeasibility condition, are also described.

Keywords:   epistemic burdens, grounding, monitoring, Quinean rent, refinement, robustness, thick posit, thin posit, ultra-thin posit

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