Single Idea 14491

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Ontological Commitment / a. Ontological commitment]

Full Idea

Where there are analytic interrelations among our claims, distinct ontological claims may be true without rivalry, redundancy, or reduction.

Gist of Idea

Rival ontological claims can both be true, if there are analytic relationships between them


Amie L. Thomasson (Ordinary Objects [2007], 10)

Book Reference

Thomasson,Amie L.: 'Ordinary Objects' [OUP 2010], p.177

A Reaction

Thus we might, I suppose, that it is analytically necessary that a lump of clay has a shape, and that a statue be made of something. Interesting.

Related Idea

Idea 14471 Analytical entailments arise from combinations of meanings and inference rules [Thomasson]