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Ontological relativity: One cannot be certain that others structure the world ontologically (divide into objects) as we do, since this cannot be determined empirically. (See H. Lauener Quine, 1982, p. 153). According to Quine, however, the problem is only interesting for infinite domains, since one could specify the objects in the form of lists for finite domains. (See W.V.O. Quine, “Ontologische Relativität”, 2003, p. 78).
 
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Esfeld, Michael Ontological Relativity   Esfeld, Michael
Field, Hartry Ontological Relativity   Field, Hartry
Putnam, Hilary Ontological Relativity   Putnam, Hilary
Quine, Willard Van Orman Ontological Relativity   Quine, Willard Van Orman


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26