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Stephen Yablo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001

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How in the World?

How in the World?

(p.191) 7 How in the World?

Stephen Yablo (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Philosophers appear to have a way of bringing existence in where it is not wanted. All of the most popular analyses seem to take notions that are not overtly existence-involving and associate them with notions that are completely existence-involving. The problem with these analyses is not just the unwelcome ontology; it is more the ontology's intuitive irrelevance to the notions being analyzed. This chapter explores a strategy for getting the work done without getting mired in irrelevant existence questions.

Keywords:   existence, philosophy, analyses, ontology

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