Symposia on Writing the Book of the World

@inproceedings{Sider2014SymposiaOW,
  title={Symposia on Writing the Book of the World},
  author={Theodore Sider},
  year={2014}
}
  • Theodore Sider
  • Published 2014
Nelson Goodman (1978) said that there is no “ready-made world”. Human physicists speak of “charge”, “mass”, and “distance”, but nothing would be wrong with instead describing the world using cooked-up words that stand to the physicists’ words as Goodman’s ‘grue’ and ‘bleen’ stand to ‘green’ and ‘blue’. My central thesis is that there is a ready-made world. Some concepts are objectively privileged: the “fundamental”, or “joint-carving”, or “structural” ones. A complete description of reality… CONTINUE READING
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