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The Role of Simulation in Ontology
Stephen Yablo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Things: Papers on Objects, Events,and Properties (Book)
Title: Things: Papers on Objects, Events,and Properties
Author: Stephen Yablo
Abstract: Things is a collection of twelve essays by Stephen Yablo on metaphysics. He examines a range of first-order topics, including identity, coincidence, essence, causation, and properties. Some first-order debates are not worth pursuing, he argues: there is nothing at issue in them. Several of the papers explore the metaontology of abstract objects, and more generally of objects that are 'preconceived', their principal features being settled already by their job-descriptions. He rejects standard forms of fictionalism, opting ultimately for a view that puts presupposition in the role normally played by pretense. Almost all of Yablo's published work on these topics is collected here, along with the previously unpublished 'Carving Content at the Joints'.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Philosophy/Metaphysics/?view=usa&ci=9780199266494
Primary URL Description: OUP
Secondary URL: http://www.amazon.com/Things-Papers-Objects-Properties-Philosophical/dp/0199266492/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324479271&sr=8-1
Secondary URL Description: Amazon
Publisher: Oxford
Type: Other
ISBN: 0199266492

Things: Papers on Objects, Events,and Properties (Book)
Title: Things: Papers on Objects, Events,and Properties
Author: Stephen Yablo
Abstract: Things is a collection of twelve essays by Stephen Yablo on metaphysics. He examines a range of first-order topics, including identity, coincidence, essence, causation, and properties. Some first-order debates are not worth pursuing, he argues: there is nothing at issue in them. Several of the papers explore the metaontology of abstract objects, and more generally of objects that are 'preconceived', their principal features being settled already by their job-descriptions. He rejects standard forms of fictionalism, opting ultimately for a view that puts presupposition in the role normally played by pretense. Almost all of Yablo's published work on these topics is collected here, along with the previously unpublished 'Carving Content at the Joints'.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Philosophy/Metaphysics/?view=usa&ci=9780199266494
Primary URL Description: OUP
Secondary URL: http://www.amazon.com/Things-Papers-Objects-Properties-Philosophical/dp/0199266492/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324479271&sr=8-1
Secondary URL Description: Amazon
Publisher: Oxford
Type: Other
ISBN: 0199266492


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