Quality and Quantifiers

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96 (3):562-577 (2018)
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Abstract

I examine three ‘anti-object’ metaphysical views: nihilism, generalism, and anti-quantificationalism. After setting aside nihilism, I argue that generalists should be anti-quantificationalists. Along the way, I attempt to articulate what a ‘metaphysically perspicuous’ language might even be.

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Jeffrey Sanford Russell
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