Analyticity and Ontology
The doctrine of analyticity in ontology states that, if some truth f analytically entails the existence of certain things, then a theory that contains f but does not claim that those things exist is no more ontologically parsimonious than a theory that also claims that they exist. The doctrine implies that a table�s existence requires nothing more of the world than that those particles exist and bear the features in question. Analyticity theorists have alleged that this idea may be used to...[Show more]
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