Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics


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Many significant problems in metaphysics are tied to ontological questions, but ontology and its relation to larger questions in metaphysics give rise to a series of puzzles that suggest that we don't fully understand what ontology is supposed to do, nor what ambitions metaphysics can have for finding out about what reality is like. Thomas Hofweber aims to solve these puzzles about ontology and consequently to make progress on four central metaphysical problems: the philosophy of arithmetic, the metaphysics of ordinary ...

Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198769835