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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Michael Watkins Jonathan Cohen, The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology . New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xvi + 260 pp. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 Byrne, Alex, and David Hilbert. 1997 . “Colors and Reflectances.” In Readings on Color. Vol. 1, The Philosophy...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Dana Goswick Thomasson Amie , Ontology Made Easy . New York: Oxford University Press , 2015 . xiii + 345 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 In Ontology Made Easy , Amie Thomasson's aim is to “develop an alternative way of looking at that particular corner of metaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 260–264.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Billy Dunaway Hofweber Thomas , Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics . New York: Oxford University Press , 2016 . 384 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Are there numbers, propositions, or properties? These are questions that are traditionally at the heart...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 144–149.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Vera Flocke Chakravartty Anjan , Scientific Ontology . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2017 . 296 pp. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 What does science tell us about ontology? That's the driving question of Anjan Chakravartty's new book Scientific Ontology . Chakravartty...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 309–313.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Andrew Cortens Azzouni Jody , Ontology without Borders . New York: Oxford University Press , 2017 . xxxv + 279 pp. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 Jody Azzouni's aim in this book is to articulate and defend what he calls “object projectivism”—roughly, the view that reality...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Simon Keller Trenton Merricks, Truth and Ontology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xviii + 202 pp. Cornell University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS Aaron V. Garrett, Meaning in Spinoza’s Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii + 240 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (4): 533–535.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Sarah McGrath Hilary Putnam, Ethics without Ontology . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. ix + 160 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century. 2 vols. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Mary Tjiattas Ian Hacking, Historical Ontology . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. v + 279 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Gary Iseminger, The Aesthetic Function of Art. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. x + 147 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Kathrin Koslicki Theodore Sider, Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001. Pp. xi, 250. Cornell University 2003 BOOK REVIEWS ical speculations in an attempt to “get closer to some real (even if inarticulate...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 127–131.
Published: 01 January 2006
...John W. Carroll John Heil, From an Ontological Point of View . Oxford: Clarendon, 2003. xv + 267 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Peter Railton, Facts, Values, and Norms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xix + 388 pp. This volume...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 385–443.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Agustín Rayo This essay is a study of ontological commitment, focused on the special case of arithmetical discourse. It tries to get clear about what would be involved in a defense of the claim that arithmetical assertions are ontologically innocent and about why ontological innocence matters...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 155–187.
Published: 01 April 2013
... and modal truth-makers depend on God? Very roughly, Leibniz’s own answers are: (1) God’s intellect and (2) a form of ontological dependence. The essay first distinguishes Leibniz’s account from two nearby (and often misunderstood) alternatives found in Descartes and Spinoza. It then examines Leibniz’s...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... premise in the incompatibilist's argument and the Ockhamist response. It sketches some potential links between the issues here and recent work on ontological dependence, and it connects the issues raised by Merricks to important work that has appeared in (among other places) the Philosophical Review . ©...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Kelly Trogdon McDaniel Kris , The Fragmentation of Being . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2017 . ix + 320 pp. © 2020 by Cornell University 2020 According to ontological pluralism , being isn't univocal—there is more than one kind of being or way to exist. And let...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 98–101.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... By MICHAEL WEDIN. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 482. Michael Wedin’s Aristotle’s Theory of Substance provides an interpretation of pri- mary substance in Metaphysics Book Z that is compatible with the ontology of the Categories. The incompatibilist position holds that primary...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (3): 522–525.
Published: 01 July 2013
... different accounts of this notion, which fall in line with three different accounts of laws. The result is a book that has interesting things to say not only about modal relationalism and different spatial geometries but also about laws of nature, varieties of modality, and ontology generally...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 589–594.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., and fundamental concepts and distinctions are introduced and clarified. In part 2, Ellis presents the ontology of scientific essentialism, and he contrasts it with “the Humean metaphysic.” In part 3, Ellis illustrates how this ontology supports an essentialist view of scientific explana- tion, and he argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 273–277.
Published: 01 April 2018
... 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). The author carries out the first stage of the project by developing a Tractarian geometry , an axiomatic theory formulated in a plural...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 410–415.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., is often cited as the granddaddy of the idea that reality is structured by an ontological priority ordering, with all else depending upon primary, or basic, substances. Appeal to the history of these metaphysical notions, however, is, by no means, the only motivation we are provided with for taking...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 465–467.
Published: 01 July 2007
... York: Oxford University Press, 2004. viii + 241 pp. Jody Azzouni’s book covers a variety of topics in metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of mathematics. At its core, however, is a radical and original proposal about ontology and how to settle questions of ontologi- cal...