Ontology and the Division Problem
Hirsch (Eli)
Source: Hirsch - Dividing Reality, 1993, Chapter 7
Paper - Abstract

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Sections

  1. Ontology and the Order of Understanding – 174
    a. Propositions as Individuals – 175
    b. The Relevance of Ontological Inegalitarianism – 176
    c. The Bare Argument – 178
  2. Soft and Hard Ontology – 180
    a. Soft Questions and Verbal Questions – 180
    b. Hard Ontology – 183
    c. Soft Ontology – 185
    d. Soft Semantic Questions – 187
    e. Implications of Softness – 189
    f Connections between Hard and Soft – 191
  3. Prospects for the Impossibility Claim – 191
    a. The Mysterious Attraction – 192
    b. Functionalism and the Mysterious Attraction – 193
    c. Comparing Classification and Individuation1 – 196
    d. The Difficulty of Degrees – 198
  4. Concluding Remarks – 201

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