The Incompleteness of the World and Its Consequences
- Jan Westerhoff
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In the recent literature we find various arguments against the possibility of absolutely general quantification. Far from being merely a technical question in the philosophy of logic, the impossibility of absolutely general quantification (if established) would have severe consequence for ontology, for it would imply the non-existence of the world as traditionally conceived. This paper will investigate these implications for ontology and consider some possible ways of addressing them.
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- 1. Department of Philosophy, University of Durham, 50 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, UK
- 2. School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, UK