Ontology, Reference, and the Qua Problem: Amie Thomasson on Existence
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Sauchelli, A. Axiomathes (2013) 23: 543. doi:10.1007/s10516-011-9172-x
- 278 Downloads
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.