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    Moderate Realism and Its Logic.Amie L. Thomasson & D. W. Mertz - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):474.
    D. W. Mertz provides a "new" competitor in the universals debate by reviving, developing, and defending the medieval doctrine of Moderate Realism. This book is a substantial contribution to ontology and logic, combining interesting new arguments for polyadic relations and unit attributes, careful and thorough historical studies, and a logic that could solve many old problems.
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    Individuation and instance ontology.D. W. Mertz - 2001 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (1):45 – 61.
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    On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - Boston: De Gruyter.
    Central to Elements is an assay of the attributional union properties and relations have with their subjects, a topic historically left metaphorical. The work critiques eight Aristotelian assumptions concerning attribute dependence and ‘inherence’, per se subjects, attributes as agent-organizers, and unity-by-a-shared-one. Groups of these assumptions are seen to yield contradiction, vicious regress, or other problems. This analysis, joined with insights from an assay of ubiquitous structure, motivate ten theses explicating attribution and its primary ontic status. The theses detail: attributes proper (...)
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  4. Against Bare Particulars A Response to Moreland and Pickavance.D. W. Mertz - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):14-20.
    In a recent article [Mertz 2001] in this journal I argued for the virtues of a realist ontology of relation instances (unit attributes). A major strength of this ontology is an assay of ontic ('material') predication that yields an account of individuation without the necessity of positing and defending 'bare particulars'. The crucial insight is that it is the unifying agency or combinatorial aspect of a relation instance as predicable that is for ontology the principium individuationis [Mertz 2002; 1996]. Or (...)
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    Combinatorial Predication and the Ontology of Unit Attributes.D. W. Mertz - 2002 - Modern Schoolman 79 (2-3):163-197.
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    A Critique of E.J. Lowe’s Four-Category Ontology.D. W. Mertz - 2006 - Modern Schoolman 84 (1):79-91.
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    4. Atomic Structures: Facts and Their Natures.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 167-230.
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    Balestra and the Pythagorean Methodology of Galileo and Descartes.D. W. Mertz - 1999 - Modern Schoolman 76 (2-3):211-219.
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    Contents.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter.
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    5. Complex Structures and Ontic Atoms.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 231-290.
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    Frontmatter.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter.
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    Index.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 301-306.
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    3. Instance vs. Classic Ontology: Intensions and Unification.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 126-166.
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    2. Instance vs. Classic Ontology: Individuation and Adherence.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 72-125.
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  15. Nominalism and Realism: The Ontology of Unit Attributes.D. W. Mertz - 2002 - Modern Schoolman 79 (2):99-106.
     
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    Overview.D. W. Mertz - 2002 - Modern Schoolman 79 (2-3):99-106.
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    1. Overview: Attribution, Structure, and the Five Forms of Composition.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 1-71.
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    Objects as Hierarchical Structures: A Comprehensive Ontology.D. W. Mertz - 2013 - In Herbert Hochberg & Kevin Mulligan (eds.), Relations and predicates. Lancaster, LA: Ontos Verlag. pp. 113-148.
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    Preface.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter.
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    References.D. W. Mertz - 2016 - In On the Elements of Ontology: Attribute Instances and Structure. Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 291-300.
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    The Classic Inherence Theory of Attributes: Its Theses and Their Errors.D. W. Mertz - 2023 - Acta Analytica 38 (3):495-516.
    Primary to both ontology and epistemology is the attributional union that properties and relations have with their subjects. Yet, the tradition’s understanding of attribution has been assessed as shallow, and its contemporary analysis deemed locked in a non-progressing stalemate. Central here is the historically dominant __in___herence_/_constituent_ construal of attribution, what, I argue, has remained obscure and unattended as to its background assumptions and their implications. On the analysis offered herein, I make precise and detail errors of the defining assumptions of (...)
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    The logic of instance ontology.D. W. Mertz - 1999 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 28 (1):81-111.
    An ontology's theory of ontic predication has implications for the concomitant predicate logic. Remarkable in its analytic power for both ontology and logic is the here developed Particularized Predicate Logic (PPL), the logic inherent in the realist version of the doctrine of unit or individuated predicates. PPL, as axiomatized and proven consistent below, is a three-sorted impredicative intensional logic with identity, having variables ranging over individuals x, intensions R, and instances of intensions $R_{i}$ . The power of PPL is illustrated (...)
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    Herbert Hochberg. Introducing Analytic Philosophy: Its Sense and Its Nonsense, 1879-2002. [REVIEW]D. W. Mertz - 2004 - Modern Schoolman 81 (4):313-315.
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