The Universe among Other Things

Ratio 19 (1):107–120 (2006)
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Abstract

Peter Simons has argued that the expression ‘the universe’ is not a genuine singular term: it can name neither a single, completely encompassing individual, nor a collection of individuals. (It is, rather, a semantically plural term standing equally for every existing object.) I offer reasons for resisting Simons’s arguments on both scores.

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Achille C. Varzi
Columbia University

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