How to Unify

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Nicholas K. Jones
University of Birmingham
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This paper evaluates the argument for the contradictoriness of unity, that be- gins Priest’s recent book One. The argument is seen to fail because it does not adequately differentiate between different forms of unity. This diagnosis of the argument’s failure is used as a basis for two consistent accounts of unity. The paper concludes by arguing that reality contains two absolutely fundamental and unanalysable forms of unity, which are in principle presupposed by any theory of anything. These fundamental forms of unity are closely related to the unity of propositions and facts.
Keywords Priest  Unity  Bradley's Regress  The unity of the proposition  Higher-order metaphysics  Relations
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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/ergo.12405314.0005.031
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