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Physical-Object Ontology, Verbal Disputes, and Common Sense

Physical-Object Ontology, Verbal Disputes, and Common Sense,10.1111/j.1933-1592.2005.tb00506.x,Philosophy and Phenomenological Research,ELI HIRSCH

Physical-Object Ontology, Verbal Disputes, and Common Sense   (Citations: 16)
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Journal: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research , vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 67-97, 2005
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    • ...Bennett (2008) defends an epistemicist view that claims that at least some metaphysical questions have genuine objective answers but that often we cannot discover them and that consequently there is often little reason or no reason at all to go for one side rather than the other, and Hirsch (2005, 2007, 2008) defends a moderate anti-realist view that claims that many metaphysical debates are merely verbal disputes where the disputants seem ...
    • ...Hirsch (2005, 2007, 2008), when making an equivalence claim about the debate between perdurantists and endurantists, insists that while there is only terminological difference between the two sides of the debate, the endurantist language is closer to ordinary language and so should be preferred...

    Jiri Benovsky. Relational and Substantival Ontologies, and the Nature and the Role of...

    • ...Since these folks would retract their assertions in the light of further evidence from physics, they do not count as meaning something different than we do by claims like ‘the ball will hit the ground at a much greater speed’[Hirsch 2005: 74]...

    Gerald Marsh. Is the Hirsch–Sider Dispute Merely Verbal?

    • ...Hirsch understood the debate as a verbal dispute, i.e., a dispute that is to be settled by questioning the meanings of statements in relation to the language community to which the persons uttering them belong and then assessing which of the languages used by the involved language communities is closest to ordinary language (Hirsch 2005: pp. 69–70)...
    • ...Nothing is substantively at stake in these questions beyond the correct use of language.” (Hirsch 2005: p. 67; emphasis added) is similar to the views of McCall and Lowe, Miller and Butterfield...

    Thomas A. C. Reydon. Species in three and four dimensions

    • ...The inter-translatability between perdurantism and endurantism is further defended in McCall and Lowe (2003, 2006) and Hirsch (2005)...

    Achille C. Varzi. Promiscuous Endurantism and Diachronic Vagueness

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