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Title: Relativity and Polyadicity
Authors: Spencer, John Haven
Advisors: Rosen, Gideon
Contributors: Philosophy Department
Keywords: Belief
Subjects: Philosophy
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.
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Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.)
Language: en
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