, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 79–92 | Cite as

The Incompleteness of the World and Its Consequences



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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK
  2. 2.School of Oriental and African StudiesLondonUK

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