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Chapter Three

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250623
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250622.003.0003
 Chapter Three

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There is a temptation associated with the question, which must be exposed before the question can be properly addressed. This is the temptation to think that there are perspectival features of reality that figure in perspectival facts, and that what makes (some) true perspectival representations true is the obtaining of such facts. I argue that this is incoherent, and that the absolute/perspectival distinction applies exclusively to representations, not to what is represented. (To argue for this, I assume the unity of reality: this is an assumption that will reappear and receive further consideration in subsequent chapters.) I also consider why the temptation exists, and how it can be resisted.

Keywords: absolute; facts; perspectival; reality; representations; true; unity

Chapter.  8527 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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