Comments on Lierse

  • D. M. Armstrong
Part of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 12)


Caroline Lierse criticizes David Lewis and myself for seeking to uphold the Humean Distinct Existences principle — no necessary connection between distinct existences — but at the same time covertly abandoning it in our discussion of properties. She devotes most of her space to Lewis, who can speak for himself. I plead guilty to using some infelicitous language in my 1978 book on universals, to which she refers, but think I am innocent of the charge she brings.

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