David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):3-25 (2006)
Against arealist background, the paper starts by demonstrating the horror of the very popular doctrine, “Worldmaking”, according to which a known world is partly constructed by our imposition of concepts. The rest of the paper aims to make worldmaking hard. (i) It rejects the usual episternological and semantic paths to Worldmaking arguing that they use the wrong methodology and proceed in the wrong direction. (ii) It considers the relation between Worldmaking and the response-dependency theory of concepts. Philip Pettit has proposed a global version of that theory: all our concepts are response-dependent. The paper argues that this theory provides an example of the semantic path to Worldmaking and for that reason alone should be rejected
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Darren Bradley (2013). Functionalism and The Independence Problems. Noûs 47 (1):545-557.
Andrew William Howat (2011). Shallow Versus Deep Response-Dependence. Philosophical Studies 156 (2):155-172.
Similar books and articles
R. Schwartz (2000). Starting From Scratch: Making Worlds. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 52 (2):151-159.
Jacob Busch (2006). Does the Issue of Response-Dependence Have Any Consequences for Realism? Croatian Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):27-39.
Michael Devitt (2006). Responses to the Rijeka Papers. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):97-112.
Kevin Krein (2008). Sport, Nature and Worldmaking. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 2 (3):285 – 301.
E. H. L. (1980). Ways of Worldmaking. Review of Metaphysics 33 (4):785-786.
Carl G. Hempel (1980). Comments on Goodman's Ways of Worldmaking. Synthese 45 (2):193 - 199.
Jens Kulenkampff (1981). Music Considered as a Way of Worldmaking. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 39 (3):254-258.
Peter H. Karlen (1986). Worldmaking: Property Rights in Aesthetic Creations. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 45 (2):183-192.
James S. Ackerman (1981). Worldmaking and Practical Criticism. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 39 (3):249-254.
Hilary Putnam (1979). Reflections on Goodman's Ways of Worldmaking. Journal of Philosophy 76 (11):603-618.
Debbie Hotz (1997). Worldmaking in the Community of Inquiry. Inquiry 17 (1):78-80.
Nelson Goodman (1978). Ways of Worldmaking. Harvester Press.
Michael Devitt (2010). Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology. Oxford University Press.
Günter Abel (1991). Logic, Art, and Understanding in the Philosophy of Nelson Goodman. Inquiry 34 (3 & 4):311 – 321.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads9 ( #184,066 of 1,692,493 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #181,267 of 1,692,493 )
How can I increase my downloads?