How to unify

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the argument for the contradictoriness of unity, that begins Priest's recent book One. The argument is seen to fail because it does not adequately differentiate between different forms of unity. This diagnosis of the argument's failure is used as a basis for two consistent accounts of unity. The paper concludes by arguing that reality contains two absolutely fundamental and unanalysable forms of unity, which are in principle presupposed by any theory of anything. These fundamental forms of unity are closely related to the unity of propositions and facts.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-842
JournalErgo
Volume5
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018