Relational Complexes

Journal of Philosophical Logic 42 (2):357-390 (2013)
Abstract
A theory of relations is presented that provides a detailed account of the logical structure of relational complexes. The theory draws a sharp distinction between relational complexes and relational states. A salient difference is that relational complexes belong to exactly one relation, whereas relational states may be shared by different relations. Relational complexes are conceived as structured perspectives on states ‘out there’ in reality. It is argued that only relational complexes have occurrences of objects, and that different complexes of the same relation may correspond to the same state
Keywords Relational complex  Relational state  Substitution
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 12,047
External links
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
D. M. Armstrong (1993). A World of States of Affairs. Philosophical Perspectives 7:429-440.
David Bell (1996). The Formation of Concepts and the Structure of Thoughts. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (3):583-596.
José Luis Bermúdez (2001). Frege on Thoughts and Their Structure. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 4:87-105.
Kit Fine (2000). Neutral Relations. Philosophical Review 109 (1):1-33.

View all 21 references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Paul Teller (1986). Relational Holism and Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (1):71-81.
Kenneth Hobson (2013). In Defense of Relational Direct Realism. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):550-574.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-04-27

Total downloads

23 ( #79,829 of 1,101,746 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #306,516 of 1,101,746 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.