Year:

Forthcoming articles
  1. Louis deRosset (forthcoming). Analyticity and Ontology. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
    /Analyticity theorists/, as I will call them, endorse the /doctrine of analyticity in ontology/: if some truth P analytically entails the existence of certain things, then a theory that contains P but does not claim that those things exist is no more ontologically parsimonious than a theory that also claims that they exist. Suppose, for instance, that the existence of a table in a certain location is analytically entailed by the existence and features of certain particles in that location. The (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. John A. Keller (forthcoming). Paraphrase, Semantics, and Ontology. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Aaron Segal (forthcoming). Half-Hearted Humeanism. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
    Many contemporary philosophers endorse the Humean-Lewisian Denial of Absolutely Necessary Connections (‘DANC’). Among those philosophers, many deny all or part of the Humean-Lewisian package of views about causation and laws. I argue that they maintain an inconsistent set of views. DANC entails that (1) causal properties and relations are, with a few possible exceptions, always extrinsic to their bearers, (2) nomic properties and relations are, with a few possible exceptions, always extrinsic to their bearers, and (3) causal and nomic properties (...)
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Richard Woodward (forthcoming). Ersatz Counterparts. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
    Counterpart theory has many benefits, but few are happy to accept the metaphysical setting in which this account of de re modality was developed by its architect, David Lewis. I argue here that counterpart theory can be made acceptable by the lights of those who repudiate the existence of merely possible objects. To the "ersatz" counterpart theorist I offer two stories: one about the relate of the counterpart relation and one about the relation itself. With these in place, I then (...)
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Thomas M. Crisp (forthcoming). 2. Symposium: Defining Presentism. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation