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Jonathan Simon
Université de Montréal
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Can we solve the Problem of the Many, and give a general account of the indeterminacy in definite descriptions that give rise to it, by appealing to metaphysically indeterminate entities? I argue that we cannot. I identify a feature common to the relevant class of definite descriptions, and derive a contradiction from the claim that each such description is satisfied by a metaphysically indeterminate entity
Keywords vagueness  Evans argument  indeterminate identity  problem of the many  metaphysical indeterminacy
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.111
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