Non-Arbitrariness of Composition and Particularism

Author: Potrc, Matjaž

Source: Grazer Philosophische Studien, Essays on the Philosophy of Terence Horgan. Edited by Johannes L. Brandl and Olga Markic , pp. 197-215(19)

Publisher: Rodopi

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Abstract:

Non Arbitrariness Of Composition delivers a general and principled answer to the Special Composition Question. Horgan also embraces the extension of particularism into the domain of ontology.But particularism as meta-ontological guideline denies applicability of any general principles. So Horgan'soverall meta-ontological project both invites and rejects generality. The resulting tension may be aufgehoben however if the distinction is made between ontological commitments and their accompanying principles at the levels of ultimate and regional ontology.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2002

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