Against Vague and Unnatural Existence: Reply to Liebesman and Eklund

Noûs 43 (3):557 - 567 (2009)
In "Sider on Existence" (Noužs, 2007), David Liebesman and Matti Eklund argue that my "indeterminacy argument", according to which quantifiers are never vague, clashes with my "naturalness argument", according to which quantifiers "carve at the joints". There is, I argue, no outright inconsistency. But Liebesman and Eklund have shown that my arguments are not as independent as it may have appeared. The best defense of the indeterminacy argument is via the naturalness argument.
Keywords meta-ontology  Matti Eklund  David Liebesman
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2009.00718.x
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