Metaphysica 15 (2):409-429 (2014)

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David Liebesman
University of Calgary
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I ate my broccoli, though my broccoli did not eat me. The eating relation, like many other relations, differentiates between its arguments. The fact that eating holds between a and b does not entail that it holds between b and a. How are we to make sense of this? The standard view is that relations are sensitive to the order of their arguments. As natural as this view is, it has been the target of a powerful objection from Kit Fine. I examine Fine’s objection and defend the standard view.
Keywords relations  metaphysics
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DOI 10.1515/mp-2014-0025
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