The Nature of Existence: Volume 1

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CUP Archive, Jul 29, 1988 - Philosophy - 336 pages
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY
3
REALITY AND EXISTENCE
9
The objection that many things are true which are never
15
What is meant by two false beliefs being beliefs in the same thing
21
SKOT PAGE
24
Thus beliefs which do not profess to refer to existent facts
30
As to nonexistent propositions We have no reason to assert
37
SECT PAOB
45
The same continued
172
INFINITE DIVISIBILITY OF SUBSTANCE
174
But we cannot be certain that this is so in any particular case
180
It must be remembered that a simple substance would have
181
The infinite divisibility of substance would produce a contra
182
If the universe is such a unity then no other substance in
183
Nor does science offer us a clear conception of a simple sub
187
And if it does not happen with A then the nature of A will
188

Certain preliminary justifications which are required
51
EXISTENCE
57
Qualities can be divided into simple compound and complex
63
SEOT
66
BEOT
67
By our definition many things will be classed as substances
72
RELATIONS
79
SBOT PAGE
86
Why is there a tendency to regard the conception of quality
92
SUFFICIENT DESCRIPTION
102
Has every substance a sufficient description There are few PAGE
104
DETERMINATION
110
It is invalid
117
SIMILARITY OF SUBSTANCES
127
SEOT PAGE
130
Repeating groups
136
SEOT
139
EXCLUSIVE COMMON QUALITIES
143
And this involves a fresh relation of the parts to one another
145
UNIVERSAL DETERMINATION
150
The same continued
151
SEOT PAGE
204
DETERMINING CORRESPONDENCE
207
Definitions of the terms used so far in this chapter
213
Superprimary Wholes
217
It is also erroneous to hold that the cause explains the effect
223
The universal validity of causation would not imply
230
Whether the absence of complete causal determination would
236
DETERMINING CORRESPONDENCE
238
A sort of relation which might be a relation of determining
244
EXCLUSIVE COMMON QUALITIES
250
But this is all that is essential
256
SEOT PAGE
259
Recapitulation of results in Chapter XXI as to unities of
265
But there is another which cannot so far be removed by deter
269
As to the natures of substances there seems no ground
272
But even on the first supposition the differentiations of
287
THE DIFFERENTIATION
288
And the sixth supposition
293
THE UNITY OF THE UNIVERSE
294
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