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    Anna-Sofia Maurin, If Tropes.
    The treatise attempts to approach and deal with some of the most fundamental problems facing anyone who wishes to uphold some version of the so-called theory of tropes. Three assumptions serve as a basis for the investigation: tropes exist, only tropes exist , and a one-category trope-theory along these lines should be developed so that the tropes it postulates are able to serve as truth-makers for all kinds of atomic propositions. Provided that these assumptions are accepted, it is found that (...)
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  2. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2010). Trope Theory and the Bradley Regress. Synthese 175 (3):311-326.
    Trope theory is the view that the world is a world of abstract particular qualities. But if all there is are tropes, how do we account for the truth of propositions ostensibly made true by some concrete particular? A common answer is that concrete particulars are nothing but tropes in compresence. This answer seems vulnerable to an argument (first presented by F. H. Bradley) according to which any attempt to account for the nature of relations will end up either in (...)
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2013). Exemplification as Explanation. Axiomathes 23 (2):401-417.
    In this paper I critically investigate an unorthodox attempt to metaphysically explain in virtue of what there are states of affairs. This is a suggestion according to which states of affairs exist thanks to, rather than, as is the common view, in spite of, the infinite regress their metaphysical explanation seems to engender. I argue that, no matter in which form it is defended, or in which theoretical framework it is set, this suggestion cannot provide us with the explanation we (...)
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  4. Anna-Sofia Maurin, Infinite Regress - Virtue or Vice? Hommage à Wlodek.
    In this paper I argue that the infinite regress of resemblance is vicious in the guise it is given by Russell but that it is virtuous if generated in a (contemporary) trope theoretical framework. To explain why this is so I investigate the infinite regress argument. I find that there is but one interesting and substantial way in which the distinction between vicious and virtuous regresses can be understood: The Dependence Understanding. I argue, furthermore, that to be able to decide (...)
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2012). Bradley’s Regress. Philosophy Compass 7 (11):794-807.
    Ever since F. H. Bradley first formulated his famous regress argument philosophers have been hard at work trying to refute it. The argument fails, it has been suggested, either because its conclusion just does not follow from its premises, or it fails because one or more of its premises should be given up. In this paper, the Bradleyan argument, as well as some of the many and varied reactions it has received, is scrutinized.
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  6. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2011). An Argument for the Existence of Tropes. Erkenntnis 74 (1):69-79.
    That there could be ontologically complex concrete particulars is self-evidently true. A reductio may however be formulated which contradicts this truth. In this paper I argue that all of the reasonable ways in which we might refute this reductio will require the existence of at least some tropes.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2016). Tropes: For and Against. In Francesco Federico Calemi (ed.), Metaphysics and Scientific Realism: Essays in Honour of David Malet Armstrong. De Gruyter 85-104.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2013). Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation by Douglas Ehring. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 110 (2):111-115.
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  9. Gustaf Arrhenius, Ingar Brinck, Kathrin Glüer-Pagin, Lena Halldenius, Anna-Sofia Maurin, Folke Tersman & Åsa Wikforss (2011). To the Editor of Theoria. Theoria 77 (3):198-198.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2005). Same but Different. Metaphysica 6 (1):131-146.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2013). Infinite Regress Arguments. In Christer Svennerlind, Jan Almäng & Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.), Johanssonian Investigations. Ontos Verlag 5--421.
    According to Johansson (2009: 22) an infinite regress is vicious just in case “what comes first [in the regress-order] is for its definition dependent on what comes afterwards.” Given a few qualifications (to be spelled out below (section 3)), I agree. Again according to Johansson (ibid.), one of the consequences of accepting this way of distinguishing vicious from benign regresses is that the so-called Russellian Resemblance Regress (RRR), if generated in a one-category trope-theoretical framework, is vicious and that, therefore, the (...)
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin & Johannes Persson (2001). Realistic Metaphysics An Interview with D. H. Mellor. Theoria 67 (2):96-113.
    This article is the text of an interview with D. H. Mellor conducted in Cambridge on 30 May 2001 by Anna-Sofia Maurin and Johannes Persson for the philosophical journal Theoria.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin & Ingar Brinck (2005). Revisionary Metaphysics An Interview with D. M. Armstrong. Theoria 71 (1):3-19.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (2010). A World of Tropes? In Robrecht Vanderbeeken & Bart D.’Hooghe (eds.), Worldviews, Science, and Us: Studies of Analytic Metaphysics. World Scientific Publishers
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin & Nils-Eric Sahlin (2005). Some Ontological Speculations: Ramsey on Particulars, Universals and Facts. Metaphysica 3 (3):7-28.
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    Anna-Sofia Maurin (1998). Davidson on Properties. Dialectica 52 (1):13–22.
  17. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2013). Douglas Ehring: Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 110 (2):111-115.
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  18. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2013). Douglas Ehring: Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 110 (2):111-115.
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  19. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2000). Om enhet i mångfald. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 4.
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  20. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2009). Russells regress: en replik. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 3.
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  21. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2010). Svar på svar. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 1.
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  22. Anna-Sofia Maurin (2010). Trope Theory and the Bradley Regress. Synthese 175 (3):311-326.
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