Philosophical Studies 140 (1):1 - 18 (2008)

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Ross Cameron
University of Virginia
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What are the ontological commitments of a sentence? In this paper I offer an answer from the perspective of the truthmaker theorist that contrasts with the familiar Quinean criterion. I detail some of the benefits of thinking of things this way: they include making the composition debate tractable without appealing to a neo-Carnapian metaontology, making sense of neo-Fregeanism, and dispensing with some otherwise recalcitrant necessary connections.
Keywords Ontological Commitment  Fundamentality  Metaontology  Composition  Neo-Fregeanism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-008-9223-3
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