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From truth pluralism to ontological pluralism and back

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Aaron Cotnoir, Douglas Owain Edwards

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Ontological pluralism holds that there are different ways of being. Truth pluralism holds that there are different ways of being true. Both views have received growing attention in recent literature, but so far there has been very little discussion of the connections between the views. The authors suggest that motivations typically given for truth pluralism have analogue motivations for ontological pluralism; they argue that while neither view entails the other, those who hold one view and wish to hold the other will find natural routes by which to do so. The authors additionally identify some disanalogies between the views, by considering whether certain “mixed” problems commonly pressed against truth pluralism have analogues for ontological pluralism.
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Original languageEnglish
Article number113
Pages (from-to)113-140
JournalJournal of Philosophy
Volume112
Issue number3
Early online date1 Mar 2015
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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