A Problem for Hofweber’s Ontological Project

Philosophia 43 (3):843-846 (2015)

Abstract

Thomas Hofweber's well-known ontological project crucially involves inferring negative existential statements from statements of non-reference, i.e. statements that say that some term or terms do not refer. Here, after explaining the context of this move, I aim to show that it is fallacious, and that this vitiates Hofweber's ontological project.

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Tristan Grøtvedt Haze
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Ambitious, yet Modest, Metaphysics.Thomas Hofweber - 2009 - In David Chalmers, David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press. pp. 260--289.
A Puzzle About Ontology.Thomas Hofweber - 2005 - Noûs 39 (2):256–283.
Number Determiners, Numbers, and Arithmetic.Thomas Hofweber - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (2):179-225.
Number Determiners, Numbers, and Arithmetic.Thomas Hofweber - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (2):179-225.

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