The Role of Structure: a critical notice of Sider's Writing the Book of the World [Book Review]

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):129-147 (2014)

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Dana Goswick
University of Melbourne
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I critically evaluate the notion of structure Ted Sider presents in Writing the Book of the World. A prerequisite to understanding Sider's notion of structure is understanding Sider's take on ideology and ontology. In Section II, I discuss this. In Section III, I consider arguments in favor of structure. In Section IV, I examine one debate that is considered by Sider to be nonsubstantive: the debate over modality. I conclude, in Section V, by examining the reception Writing the Book of the World has received in the philosophical community.
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