Abundant Truth in an Austere World

Terry Horgan

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This chapter advocates austere metaphysical realism - a form of metaphysical realism claiming that a correct ontological theory will repudiate numerous putative entities and properties that are posited in everyday thought and discourse, and also will even repudiate numerous putative objects and properties that are posited by well-confirmed scientific theories. There are various potential versions of the generic position of austere metaphysical realism; and the generic view that constitutes the ontological part of the overall approach to realism and truth is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTruth and Realism
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191594304
ISBN (Print)0199288887, 9780199288878
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010


  • Austere metaphysical realism
  • Generic position
  • Ontological theory
  • Truth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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