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Modal humeanism and arguments from possibility
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Abstract
Sider (2011, 2013) proposes a reductive analysis of metaphysical modality(modal) Humeanismand goes on to argue that it has interesting epistemological and methodological implications. In particular, Humeanism is supposed to undermine a class of arguments from possibility, which includes Sider's (1993) own argument against mereological nihilism and Chalmers's (1996) argument against physicalism. I argue that Sider's arguments do not go through, and moreover that we should instead expect Humeanism to be compatible with the practice of arguing from possibility in philosophy.
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English
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0066-7374
Volume/pages
113:3(2013), p. 391-401
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 12.11.2014
Last edited 21.11.2016