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Some Neglected Possibilities: a Reply to Teitel

Jacobs, Caspar (2022) Some Neglected Possibilities: a Reply to Teitel. [Preprint]

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The infamous Hole Argument has led philosophers to develop various versions of substantivalism, of which metric essentialism and sophisticated substantivalism are the most popular. In this journal, Trevor Teitel has recently advanced novel arguments against both positions. However, Teitel does not discuss the position of Jeremy Butterfield, which appeals to Lewisian counterpart theory in order to avoid the Hole Argument. In this note I show that the Lewis-Butterfield view is immune to Teitel's challenges.


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Jacobs, Casparcaspar.jacobs@merton.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: substantivalism, hole argument, metric essentialism, counterpart theory, butterfield, anti-haecceitism
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Caspar Jacobs
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 14:32
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 14:32
Item ID: 21688
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21688

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