Structural universals

Philosophy Compass 13 (10):e12518 (2018)

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A. R. J. Fisher
University of Manchester
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Structural universals are a kind of complex universal. They have been put to work in a variety of philosophical theories but are plagued with problems concerning their compositional nature. In this article, we will discuss the following questions. What are structural universals? Why believe in them? Can we give a consistent account of their compositional nature? What are the costs of doing so?
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