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Primitivist Approaches

Gordon Belot

in Geometric Possibility

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729157 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595327.003.0005
Primitivist Approaches

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This chapter examines varieties of modal relationalism analogous to primitivist treatments of laws of nature. It is argued that both substantivalists and relationalists have to recognise some surprisingly subtle facts concerning geometric possibility. Several primitivist approaches are developed.

Keywords: substantivalism; relationalism; modality; laws of nature; primitivism

Chapter.  10542 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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