Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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).

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
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 2017-06-24