Single Idea 13925

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 1. Nature of Existence]

Full Idea

Disputes over ontology derive from more fundamental disputes over forms of explanation.

Gist of Idea

Ontology disputes rest on more basic explanation disputes


Sally Haslanger (Persistence, Change and Explanation [1989], 1)

Book Reference

'Persistence: contemporary readings', ed/tr. Haslanger,S/|Kurtz,RM [MIT 2006], p.160

A Reaction

It immediately strikes me that Haslanger has stolen my master idea, but unfortunately the dating suggests that she has priority. The tricky part is to combine this view with realism.