[SydPhil] Reminder: Daniel Nolan (ANU) @ Wed 18 Sep 2013 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Daniel Nolan (ANU)
It's a Kind of Magic: Lewis, Magic, and Uninstantiated Properties


David Lewis’s arguments against magical ersatzism are notoriously  
puzzling.  Untangling different strands in those arguments is useful for  
bringing out what he thought was wrong with not just one style of theory  
about possible worlds, but with much of the contemporary metaphysics of  
abstract objects.  After setting out what I take Lewis’s arguments to be  
and how best to resist them, I consider the application of those arguments  
to general theories of properties and relations.  The constraints Lewis  
motivates turn out to yield an argument for concretism about possible  
individuals that is quite different from the better-known Lewisian  
arguments for that position.
When: Wed 18 Sep 2013 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: S401, Level 4, via Lobby B (or Southern Vestibule), Quadrangle  
Building, University Place, The University of Sydney.
Calendar: Seminars
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