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Towards a hyperintensional theory of intrinsicality

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The distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic properties is an elusive distinction that has resisted precise formulation. This paper argues in favour of a hyperintensional analysis of intrinsicality that appeals to 'in virtue of' claims. It will be shown that accounts of intrinsicality that appeal to combinatorial and duplication principles do not yield satisfactory results, even when they are supplemented with a notion of 'naturalness'. We need to appeal to 'in virtue of' claims rather tha...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Author
Publisher:
Journal of Philosophy, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
110
Issue:
10
Pages:
525-563
Publication date:
2013-10-01
EISSN:
1939-8549
ISSN:
0022-362X
Language:
English
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PHILOSOPHY:19
Deposit date:
2014-01-07

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