Ways of thinking about ways of being

Analysis 80 (4):712-722 (2020)
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Abstract

Monism about being says that there is one way to be. Pluralism about being says that there are many ways to be. Recently, Trenton Merricks and David Builes have offered arguments against Pluralism. In this paper, I show how Pluralists who appeal to the relative naturalness of quantifiers can respond to these arguments.

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Bradley Rettler
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