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A Worldview

Theodore Sider

in Writing the Book of the World

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199697908
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732096 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697908.003.0013
A Worldview

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For purposes of illustration, a worldview is sketched. The joint‐carving notions are those of logic, mathematics, physics, and the notion of joint‐carving itself. The ontology consists solely of sets and points of spacetime. A metaphysical semantics for nonfundamental discourse is sketched, in which terms for ordinary things are taken to refer to sets of spacetime points.

Keywords: mereological nihilism; metaphysical semantics

Chapter.  2381 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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