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  1. D. W. Mertz (forthcoming). The Nature and Necessity of Composite Simples, Eg, Ontic Predicates. Metaphysica.
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  2. D. W. Mertz (2006). A Critique of E.J. Lowe's Four-Category Ontology. The Modern Schoolman 84 (1):79-91.
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  3. D. W. Mertz (2004). Herbert Hochberg. Introducing Analytic Philosophy: Its Sense and Its Nonsense, 1879-2002. The Modern Schoolman 81 (4):313-315.
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  4. D. W. Mertz (2003). Against Bare Particulars a Response to Moreland and Pickavance. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):14 – 20.
    In a recent article [Mertz 2001] in this journal I argued for the virtues of a realist ontology of relation instances (unit attributes). A major strength of this ontology is an assay of ontic ('material') predication that yields an account of individuation without the necessity of positing and defending 'bare particulars'. The crucial insight is that it is the unifying agency or combinatorial aspect of a relation instance as predicable that is for ontology the principium individuationis [Mertz 2002; 1996]. Or (...)
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  5. D. W. Mertz (2002). Combinatorial Predication and the Ontology of Unit Attributes. The Modern Schoolman 79 (2-3):163-197.
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  6. D. W. Mertz (2002). Overview. The Modern Schoolman 79 (2-3):99-106.
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  7. D. W. Mertz (2001). Individuation and Instance Ontology. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (1):45 – 61.
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  8. D. W. Mertz (1999). Balestra and the Pythagorean Methodology of Galileo and Descartes. The Modern Schoolman 76 (2-3):211-219.
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  9. D. W. Mertz (1999). The Logic of Instance Ontology. Journal of Philosophical Logic 28 (1):81-111.
    An ontology's theory of ontic predication has implications for the concomitant predicate logic. Remarkable in its analytic power for both ontology and logic is the here developed Particularized Predicate Logic (PPL), the logic inherent in the realist version of the doctrine of unit or individuated predicates. PPL, as axiomatized and proven consistent below, is a three-sorted impredicative intensional logic with identity, having variables ranging over individuals x, intensions R, and instances of intensions $R_{i}$ . The power of PPL is illustrated (...)
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