Philosophy Research Seminar: Dr Rob Trueman (University of York)
|Starts:||15:15 27 Oct 2021|
|Ends:||16:50 27 Oct 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
This seminar will be taking place on campus, and in person, at Roscoe 2.3. If you are unable to come to campus, a zoom option will be available - please contact Dr Stephen Ingram to request the relevant zoom info.
- A Fictionalist Theory of Universals
- Universals are putative objects like wisdom, morality, redness, etc. Although we believe in properties (which, we argue, are not a kind of object), we do not believe in universals. However, a number of ordinary, natural language constructions seem to commit us to their existence. In this paper, we provide a fictionalist theory of universals, which allows us to speak as if universals existed, whilst denying that any really do.
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