On the Prospects for Ontology: Deflationism, Pluralism, and Carnap's Principle of Tolerance

European Journal of Philosophy 22 (4):593-616 (2014)
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Matthew Haug
College of William and Mary
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In this paper, I critically discuss recent work on the role that the principle of tolerance plays in Rudolf Carnap's philosophy. Specifically, I consider how two prominent interpretations of Carnap's principle of tolerance can be used to argue for Carnap's anti-metaphysical views. I then argue that there are serious problems with these arguments, and I diagnose those problems as resulting, in part, from a tension between competing goals of Carnap's philosophical project
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