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The Language of Ontology

J. T. M. Miller

Abstract

Metaphysical and ontological debates—debates about what exists and the nature of reality—have long been among the most discussed topics in philosophy. However, some argue that ontological debates are non-substantive, pointless, trivial, incoherent, or impossible. Debates about whether tables exist, or about the nature of reality, are taken to be defective in some way. This has led to a burgeoning literature studying the nature of metaphysical and ontological disputes themselves. A prominent line of argument has focused on questions concerning the language in which metaphysical disputes are con ... More

Keywords: ontology, metaontology, metametaphysics, metaphysics, language, truth, deflationism, realism, anti-realism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192895332
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192895332.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. T. M. Miller, editor
Durham University