Transcendent Universals and Ontological Priority

Universals are postulated to satisfy certain explanatory work. They partially ground the nature that objects have. They partially ground objective resemblances between objects. They partially ground causal powers. In effect, objects are as they are, becau

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José Tomás Alvarado

A Metaphysics of Platonic Universals and their Instantiations Shadow of Universals

Synthese Library Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science Volume 428

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José Tomás Alvarado

A Metaphysics of Platonic Universals and their Instantiations Shadow of Universals

José Tomás Alvarado Instituto de Filosofía Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Macul – Santiago, Chile

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