Analysis 80 (4):712-722 (2021)

Bradley Rettler
University of Wyoming
Monism about being says that there is one way to be. Pluralism about being says that there are many ways to be. Recently, Trenton Merricks and David Builes have offered arguments against Pluralism. In this paper, I show how Pluralists who appeal to the relative naturalness of quantifiers can respond to these arguments.
Keywords Ontology  Being  Ways of Being  Ontological Pluralism  Pluralism  Monism
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