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Dimensions: A New Ontology of Properties

GUO, XI-YANG,JONATHAN (2017) Dimensions: A New Ontology of Properties. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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This thesis advances and defends a novel two-category ontology of objects and dimensions, latterly conceived as respects of comparability. The proposed 'dimensionist' ontology is set out (Chapter 1) and brought to bear on discussions of determinables and determinates (Chapter 2), the problem of universals (Chapter 3), fact ontologies (Chapter 4), and nomic governance (Chapter 5). Dimensionism is argued to fare well in comparison to a range of rival ontological accounts of property possession (Chapter 6). A metametaphysical framework is set out (Chapter 7) to undergird the discussion, which draws on both realist and pragmatist resources.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:Metaphysics, Ontology, Properties, Universals, Determinates and Determinables, Metametaphysics, Dimensions
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Philosophy, Department of
Thesis Date:2017
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:07 Dec 2017 08:47

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