Higher-Order One–Many Problems in Plato's Philebus and Recent Australian Metaphysics

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (1):119 - 138 (2013)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
We discuss the one?many problem as it appears in the Philebus and find that it is not restricted to the usually understood problem about the identity of universals across particulars that instantiate them (the Hylomorphic Dispersal Problem). In fact some of the most interesting aspects of the problem occur purely with respect to the relationship between Forms. We argue that contemporary metaphysicians may draw from the Philebus at least three different one?many relationships between universals themselves: instantiation, subkind and part, and thereby construct three new ?problems of the one and the many? (an Eidetic Dispersal Problem, a Genus?Species Problem, and an Eidetic Combination Problem), which are as problematic as the version generally discussed. We then argue that this taxonomy sheds new and interesting light on certain discussions of higher-order universals in recent Australian analytic philosophy
Reprint years
2013
ISBN(s)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
GIBHOP
Revision history
Archival date: 2012-10-10
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Philosophical Papers.Lewis, David K.
Parts of Classes.Lewis, David K.

View all 53 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2011-12-22

Total views
360 ( #8,936 of 42,333 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
35 ( #18,878 of 42,333 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.