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Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology

Eli Hirsch


The author of this book has contributed steadily to metaphysics since his ground-breaking (and much cited) work on identity through time (culminating in the 1982 The Concept of Identity). Within the last ten years, his work on realism and quantifier variance has been front-and-center in the minds of many metaphysicians. Metametaphysics, which looks at foundational questions about the very practice of metaphysics and the questions it raises, is now a popular area of discussion. There is a lot of anxiety about what ontology is, and the author's diagnosis of how revisionary ontologists go wrong i ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, metametaphysics, identity through time, realism, quantifier variance, ontology, existence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eli Hirsch, author
Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University