Ontology, reference, and the Qua problem : Amie Thomasson on existence
Ontology; Existence; Reference; Amie Thomasson; Metaphysics
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.
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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