Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01qn59q411t
 Title: Relativity and Polyadicity Authors: Spencer, John Haven Advisors: Rosen, Gideon Contributors: Philosophy Department Keywords: BeliefPropertiesRelationalityRelativityTruth Subjects: PhilosophyMetaphysics Issue Date: 2013 Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Abstract: My dissertation is composed of three chapters. The first chapter is a brief overview. The following two chapters contain more substantive philosophical work. The second chapter is about what it is for one thing to be relative to another. I argue that, at the ontological level, there are two different ways for a property or relation to be relative to a parameter, and that this fact has considerable bearing on certain debates between absolutists and relativists. In the third chapter I consider the debate in semantics between invariantists and contextualists, and suggests that invariantists should adopt a relativistic conception of belief. URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01qn59q411t Alternate format: The Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the library's main catalog Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.) Language: en Appears in Collections: Philosophy

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