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Confessions of a (Cheap) Sophisticated Substantivalist

  • Carolyn Brighouse
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Abstract

I illustrate a challenge to a view that is a response to the Hole Argument. The view, sophisticated substantivalism, has been claimed to be the received view. While sophisticated substantivalism has many defenders, there is a fundamental tension in the view that has not received the attention it deserves. Anyone who defends or endorses sophisticated substantivalism, should acknowledge this challenge, and should either show why it is not serious or explain how to respond to it.

Keywords

Hole argument Substantivalism Relationalism Determinism 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I’d like to thank Gordon Belot, Laura Ruetsche, Jim Weatherall, and Frank Arntzenius for helpful discussions on these issues, and thank audiences at UCLA and University of Bristol for helpful comments on talks from which this paper is derived.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Occidental CollegeLos AngelesUSA

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