Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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McGinn, Colin
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Ontology I 14
Ontology/reality/existence/understanding/realism/McGinn: e.g. steam engines are not inconceivable, if the possible world in which they exist, happens to contain no living beings with the intellectual ability to understand their function.
Neither the transformation from a secret to a problem involves a sudden attack of ontological purity.
I 92
The term "home" does not appear in the relevant physical theories, but it does not follow that there are no homes.
I 99
Ontology/explanation/McGinn: There is no ontological dependence without ontological explanation because results have a certain relationship to what produces these results.

C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vern├╝nftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? M├╝nchen 2001

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