Seminar Series in Analytic Philosophy, Session 12

Johanna Wolff

King’s College London

Adventures in the Metaphysics of Quantities:
A Third Way Between Comparativism and Absolutism?

13 December 2019, 16:00

Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa

Sala Mattos Romão (Departamento de Filosofia)

Abstract: One of the key issues in the metaphysics of quantities is the dispute between comparativists and absolutists. What is the debate about and who has the upper hand? I argue that neither absolutism nor comparativism as they have been presented in the debate are attractive positions in the metaphysics of quantities and offer a form of sophisticated substantivalism as an alternative.