Title
Modal humeanism and arguments from possibility Modal humeanism and arguments from possibility
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Philosophy
Source (journal)
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. - London
Volume/pages
113(2013) :3 , p. 391-401
ISSN
0066-7374
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
E-info
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