V—Generality, extensibility, and paradox

Author: 

Studd, J

Publication Date: 

1 January 2017

Journal: 

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society

Last Updated: 

2019-04-26T22:40:51.373+01:00

Issue: 

1

Volume: 

117

DOI: 

10.1093/arisoc/aox003

page: 

81-101

abstract: 

© 2017 The Aristotelian Society. Absolutism is the view that quantifiers like ‘everything’ sometimes range over an absolutely comprehensive domain. The debate between absolutists and the relativists opposing them comes down, in significant part, to a trade-off between generality and collectability. But to reach this conclusion we must dispense with some long-standing concerns over the coherence of the argument from the paradoxes in favour of relativism and a heterodox absolutist response that seeks to reconcile the indefinite extensibility of set with the availability of an absolutely comprehensive domain.

Symplectic id: 

731054

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Publication Type: 

Journal Article