David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Papers 31 (1):39-47 (2002)
In this paper I argue, contra Fraser MacBride, that conceptual analysis, and in particular the distinction between numerical and qualitative identity, can solve the Problem of Universals, whether understood as the One over Many or the as the Many over One. In this paper I show why the solutions needed to solve either version of the problem must be in terms of truthmakers, and that the distinction between numerical and qualitative identity is not sufficient to solve them.
|Keywords||Problem of Universals Conceptual Analysis Truthmakers|
|Categories||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
Ben Caplan & David Sanson (2011). Presentism and Truthmaking. Philosophy Compass 6 (3):196-208.
Similar books and articles
Gyula Klima, The Medieval Problem of Universals. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (2000). What is the Problem of Universals? Mind 109 (434):255-273.
D. M. Armstrong (2003). Review of Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra's Resemblance Nominalism: A Solution to the Problem of Universals. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (2):285 – 286.
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (2002). Resemblance Nominalism: A Solution to the Problem of Universals. Oxford University Press.
Gonzalo Rodríguez Pereyra (2002). Resemblance Nominalism: A Solution to the Problem of Universals. Clarendon Press.
Alexander Bird (2003). Resemblance Nominalism and Counterparts. Analysis 63 (3):221–228.
Riin Sirkel (2011). Alexander of Aphrodisias's Account of Universals and its Problems. Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (3):297-314.
Howard Peacock (2009). What's Wrong with Ostrich Nominalism? Philosophical Papers 38 (2):183-217.
Laura Schroeter (2004). The Limits of Conceptual Analysis. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):425-453.
Fraser MacBride (2002). The Problem of Universals and the Limits of Truth-Making. Philosophical Papers 31 (1):27-37.
Added to index2010-06-08
Total downloads23 ( #86,906 of 1,679,397 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #78,650 of 1,679,397 )
How can I increase my downloads?