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Prolegomena : Časopis za filozofiju, Vol.10 No.1 Svibanj 2011.

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Metaphysical Minimalism

Fritz J. McDonald   ORCID icon ; Department of Philosophy, Oakland Universit, USA

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (120 KB) str. 39-52 preuzimanja: 705* citiraj
McDonald, F.J. (2011). Metaphysical Minimalism. Prolegomena : Časopis za filozofiju, 10(1), 39-52. Preuzeto s

Properties and facts play a central role within metaphysics, yet there is no widely accepted account of what constitutes a property or a fact. Traditional conceptions of these metaphysical notions raise serious philosophical puzzles, making the existence of each seem dubious. Drawing on the minimalist theory of truth, I argue in favor of a minimalist conception of properties and facts. A minimalist theory of properties and facts explains these matters in terms of the acceptance of trivial schemas. To make the case that minimalism is a superior approach to properties and facts, I argue against the standard views in the philosophical literature. I argue that the minimalist approach to properties has advantages over realism, nominalism, and the trope theory. I argue that the minimalist approach to facts is superior to the standard treatment of facts on correspondence theories. Metaphysical minimalism, a minimalist metaphysics of properties and facts, is a distinct and superior alternative to the theories of properties and facts currently on offer.

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Facts; metaphysics; minimalism; truth

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