Title

Ontology, reference, and the Qua problem : Amie Thomasson on existence

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Axiomathes

Publication Date

9-2013

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

543

Last Page

550

Keywords

Ontology; Existence; Reference; Amie Thomasson; Metaphysics

Abstract

I argue that Amie Thomasson’s recent theory of the methodology to be applied to find the truth-conditions for claims of existence faces serious objections. Her account is based on Devitt and Sterelny’s solution to the qua problem for theories of reference fixing; however, such a solution cannot be also applied to analyze existential claims.

DOI

10.1007/s10516-011-9172-x

Print ISSN

11221151

E-ISSN

15728390

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Sauchelli, A. (2013). Ontology, reference, and the Qua problem : Amie Thomasson on existence. Axiomathes, 23(3), 543-550. doi: 10.1007/s10516-011-9172-x