Sider’s Third Realm

Jonah P. B. Goldwater 1
  • 1 Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL USA
Jonah P. B. Goldwater

Abstract

argues it is not only predicates that carve reality at its joints, but expressions of any logical or grammatical category – including quantifiers, operators, and sentential connectives. Even so, he denies these expressions pick out entities in the world; instead, they only represent the world’s “structure”. I argue that this distinction is not viable, and that Sider’s ambitious programme requires an exotic ontology – and even a Fregean “third realm” – of logical entities.

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