Anti-positionalism's Regress

Axiomathes 20 (4):479-493 (2010)
Abstract
This paper is about the Problem of Order, which is basically the problem how to account for both the distinctness of facts like a’s preceding b and b’s preceding a, and the identity of facts like a’s preceding b and b’s succeeding a. It has been shown that the Standard View fails to account for the second part and is therefore to be replaced. One of the contenders is Anti-Positionalism. As has recently been pointed out, however, Anti-Positionalism falls prey to a regress argument which is to prove its failure. In the paper we spell out this worry, show that the worry is a serious one, and distinguish four possible strategies for Anti-Positionalism to deal with it.
Keywords Relation  Order  Fact  Anti-Positionalism  Infinite regress
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: 9,365
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
Kit Fine (2007). Introduction. Dialectica 61 (1):3-3.
Kit Fine (2000). Neutral Relations. Philosophical Review 109 (1):1-33.
Joop Leo (2008). Modeling Relations. Journal of Philosophical Logic 37 (4):353 - 385.
Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-03-31

Total downloads

55 ( #24,002 of 1,089,104 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #69,981 of 1,089,104 )

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.