Filozofia Nauki 28 (1):61-84 (2020)

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Karol Lenart
Jagiellonian University
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The paper is a survey of contemporary quidditism, understood as two interrelated metaphysicalpositions — recombinatorial quidditism, which is an account of the nature of possibilities, andindividuation quidditism, which is concerned with the problem of how to individuate properties.I have three aims: to examine the commitments and consequences of both views, to investigatethe relationships between them, and to sketch the logic of the dispute between structuralism andquidditism. I explain how these views relate to Ramseyan humility, according to which we cannotknow the fundamental structure of the world.
Keywords quidditism  properties  structuralism  causal powers  individuation  possible worlds  skepticism
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DOI 10.14394/filnau.2020.003
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