TY - GEN ID - cogprints2953 UR - http://cogprints.org/2953/ A1 - Franceschi, Paul TI - A Polar Concept Argument for the Existence of Abstracta Y1 - 2003/05// N2 - In this paper, I present a polar concept argument for the existence of abstract objects. After recalling the fundamentals concerning 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 this latter argument. AV - public KW - abstract objects KW - abstracta KW - polar concepts KW - polar concept argument KW - duality KW - polar opposites KW - indispensability argument ER -