The Fragmentation of BeingOxford University Press. 2017.
Quantifier Variance, Ontological Pluralism and Ideal LanguagesPhilosophical Quarterly 69 (275): 277-293. 2019.Kris McDaniel has recently defended a criterion for being an ontological pluralist that classifies the quantifier variantist as one. In this paper, I argue that this is a mistake. There is an important difference between the two views, which is sometimes obscured by a common view in the metaphysics of fundamentality. According to the simple analysis, a language is ideal—it allows for a maximally metaphysically perspicuous description of reality—just in case all its primitives are perfectly natur…Read more
Normative Accounts of FundamentalityPhilosophical Issues 27 (1): 167-183. 2017.
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