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Why be an Eleatic Stranger?

Algander, Per (2006)
Theoretical Philosophy
Abstract
In the last two decades something called ?the Eleatic Principle? has been quite frequent in philosophical literature. A wide range of philosophers have appealed to this principle when arguing for various

theses but the principle itself has received comparatively little attention. Especially questions regarding the principle's justification

are often ignored or only mentioned in passing. The aim of this paper is to remedy this situation somewhat by focusing on how it could be justified.

In section 2 I give an overview of the various ways in which the principle has been used to clarify just what we are dealing with here. In section 3 I attempt to give some structure to this use by distinguishing three ways in which the principle can be... (More)
In the last two decades something called ?the Eleatic Principle? has been quite frequent in philosophical literature. A wide range of philosophers have appealed to this principle when arguing for various

theses but the principle itself has received comparatively little attention. Especially questions regarding the principle's justification

are often ignored or only mentioned in passing. The aim of this paper is to remedy this situation somewhat by focusing on how it could be justified.

In section 2 I give an overview of the various ways in which the principle has been used to clarify just what we are dealing with here. In section 3 I attempt to give some structure to this use by distinguishing three ways in which the principle can be formulated

and offer some comments on the principle's scope. This serves to set

the stage for section 4 which addresses first an epistemic approach

to justification (section 4.1) and then an analytic approach (section

4.2). Even though I consider myself a proponent of the principle I will not attempt to justify it, that is beyond my present powers. What I argue for is something weaker: if you want to justify the Eleatic Principle then you should take the analytic approach. (Less)
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author
Algander, Per
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Eleatic principle, Ontology, Armstrong, D.M., Systematic philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, ideology, Systematisk filosofi, etik, estetik, metafysik, kunskapsteori, ideologi
language
Swedish
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1327384
date added to LUP
2006-06-22
date last changed
2006-06-22
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  abstract     = {In the last two decades something called ?the Eleatic Principle? has been quite frequent in philosophical literature. A wide range of philosophers have appealed to this principle when arguing for various

theses but the principle itself has received comparatively little attention. Especially questions regarding the principle's justification

are often ignored or only mentioned in passing. The aim of this paper is to remedy this situation somewhat by focusing on how it could be justified.

In section 2 I give an overview of the various ways in which the principle has been used to clarify just what we are dealing with here. In section 3 I attempt to give some structure to this use by distinguishing three ways in which the principle can be formulated

and offer some comments on the principle's scope. This serves to set

the stage for section 4 which addresses first an epistemic approach

to justification (section 4.1) and then an analytic approach (section

4.2). Even though I consider myself a proponent of the principle I will not attempt to justify it, that is beyond my present powers. What I argue for is something weaker: if you want to justify the Eleatic Principle then you should take the analytic approach.},
  author       = {Algander, Per},
  keyword      = {Eleatic principle,Ontology,Armstrong, D.M.,Systematic philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, ideology,Systematisk filosofi, etik, estetik, metafysik, kunskapsteori, ideologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Why be an Eleatic Stranger?},
  year         = {2006},
}