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The Platonism vs. Nominalism Debate from a Meta-metaphysical Perspective

The Platonism vs. Nominalism Debate from a Meta-metaphysical Perspective

Imaguire, Guido - “The Platonism vs. Nominalism Debate from a Meta-metaphysical Perspective”. In: Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, Vol. 71, N. 2-3, 2015, pp. 375-398. DOI 10.17990/RPF/2015_71_2_0375

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The Platonism vs. Nominalism Debate from a Meta-metaphysical Perspective

Author Guido Imaguire
Rights © 2015 Aletheia - Associação Científica e Cultural | © 2015 Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Volume 71
Issue 2-3
Pages 375-398
Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
ISSN 0870-5283; 2183-461X
Date 2015
DOI 10.17990/RPF/2015_71_2_0375
Language English

Resumo: Neste artigo o autor apresenta cinco abordagens diferentes ao debate entre o platonismo e o nominalismo: (1) a quantificacional, (2) a reducionista, (3) a dependência da mente / linguagem, (4) a extensional versus intensional, (5) a hierárquica. Cada uma apresenta suas vantagens e desvantagens que devem ser discutidas em detalhe.

Palavras-chave: existência, meta-metafísica, nominalismo, platonismo

Abstract: In this paper I present five different approaches to the debate between Platonism and Nominalism: (1) the quantifier approach, (2) the reductionist approach, (3) the mind / language dependence approach, (4) the extension versus intension approach and (5) the hierarchichal approach. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages that have to be discussed in detail.

Keywords: existence, metametaphysics, nominalism, platonism

Date Added 28/07/2015, 12:02:26
Modified 21/10/2015, 15:35:39


  • existence
  • metametaphysics
  • nominalism
  • Platonism


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