Philosophia 43 (2):463-473 (2015)

Michele Paolini Paoletti
Università degli Studi di Macerata
According to K. McDaniel’s and J. Turner’s Ontological Pluralism, there are many ways of being that are more fundamental than being in general. In this paper, I shall analyze some constraints on this doctrine. Among other, ontological pluralists are committed to the idea that there are no things that have no way of being at all and that it is not legitimate to quantify over ways of being. Later on, I shall introduce a problem for ontological pluralism: if there is a privileged way of being an ontological pluralist, then, given those constraints, ontological pluralists cannot logically express that privileged way. Finally, I shall justify the acceptance of a Half-Meinongian solution to this problem, that is roughly grounded on the acceptance of entities that have no way of being at all
Keywords Ontological Pluralism  Existence  Quantifier
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-015-9581-y
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Ontological Pluralism.Jason Turner - 2010 - Journal of Philosophy 107 (1):5-34.
Ways of Being.Kris McDaniel - 2009 - In David Chalmers, David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press.
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