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, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 543-550

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Ontology, Reference, and the Qua Problem: Amie Thomasson on Existence

  • Andrea SauchelliAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Email author 

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I argue that Amie Thomasson’s recent theory of the methodology to be applied to find the truth-conditions for claims of existence faces serious objections. Her account is based on Devitt and Sterelny’s solution to the qua problem for theories of reference fixing; however, such a solution cannot be also applied to analyze existential claims.


Ontology Existence Reference Amie Thomasson Metaphysics