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Austere RealismContextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology$
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Terence E. Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262083768

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.001.0001

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Betting on the Blobject: The Choice among Austere Ontologies

Betting on the Blobject: The Choice among Austere Ontologies

(p.161) 7 Betting on the Blobject: The Choice among Austere Ontologies
Austere Realism

Terry Horgan

Matjaž Potrč

The MIT Press

The goal of this chapter is to show that the blobjectivist position is, in fact, a type of austere realism. It begins by presenting some initial methodological remarks, and then follows the commonsense-driven road from simple realism to austere realism. This road inevitably forks along the way, and these forks in the road lead to a range of potentially viable austere ontologies, including blobjectivism—all of which could be wedded to generic austere realism to yield a specific species of that genus position. After careful examination of these ontologies, three principal alternatives stand out as theoretically preferable—blobjectivism is one of these three.

Keywords:   blobjectivist position, austere realism, commonsense-driven road, simple realism, austere ontologies, blobjectivism

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