Everything, More or Less by J. P. Studd is a joy to read. Its topic is the question of absolute generality: Is it possible to quantify over absolutely everything? This is a notoriously murky question. Much of the debate about absolute generality is about what the debate about absolute generality is about, and this book is no exception. Besides proposing a way of making sense of the question of absolute generality, it argues for relativism, the view that it is not possible to quantify over absolutely everything, and so against absolutism, the opposing view. What is exceptional about this book is how clearly and carefully it is written. It proceeds in an unhurried manner, without ever becoming boring or repetitious, and displays fastidious attention to detail throughout. The development and defense of a particular form of relativism serves as a guiding thread around which the book is structured,...
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Book Review| October 01 2021
Everything, More or Less: A Defence of Generality Relativism
Studd, J. P.,
Everything, More or Less: A Defence of Generality Relativism.
Oxford University Press,
The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 623–627.
Peter Fritz; Everything, More or Less: A Defence of Generality Relativism. The Philosophical Review 1 October 2021; 130 (4): 623–627. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-9264082
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