In this wide-ranging and ambitious work, Jason Turner explores and articulates more axiomatico the Tractarian view that the world is the totality of facts, not of things. The core of the project involves two stages. In the first, the author develops a metaphysical picture that rests on four main assumptions: ultimately facts are all there is; they are the correlates of atomic predications; they are structureless; and they are arranged like points in a quasi-geometric logical space. In the second stage, the author carries out the task of showing how ordinary truths about things and qualities can be reduced to fundamental truths about facts. Turner argues that, subject to caveats, the resulting theory appears to have a number of important virtues, most notably it is able to deliver a one-category ontology, and it enables a reductive analysis of metaphysical modality (more on this soon)....
Book Review|April 01 2018
Alessandro Torza; The Facts in Logical Space
Book reviews. The Philosophical Review 1 April 2018; 127 (2): 273–277. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-4326740
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