@misc{cogprints3636, month = {May}, title = {A Polar Concept Argument for the Existence of Abstracta}, author = {Paul Franceschi}, year = {2004}, keywords = {abstracta, polar concept argument, polar contraries}, url = {http://cogprints.org/3636/}, abstract = {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.} }