A Polar Concept Argument for the Existence of Abstracta

Franceschi, Paul (2004) A Polar Concept Argument for the Existence of Abstracta. [Preprint]

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I present a polar concept argument for the existence of abstract objects. After recalling the fundamentals of the debate about the existence of abstracta, I present in a detailed way the argument for the existence of abstracta. I offer two different variations of the argument: one, deductive and the other, inductive. The argument rests primarily on the fact that our universe is well-balanced. This well-balanced property results from the fact that all instantiable polar dualities are instantiated. Hence, the abstract pole of the abstract/concrete duality must also be exemplified. Lastly, I review several objections that can be raised against the present argument.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:abstracta, polar concept argument, polar contraries
Subjects:Philosophy > Metaphysics
ID Code:3636
Deposited By: Franceschi, Paul
Deposited On:15 May 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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