Philosophica

TitleCarving the world as we please
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWieland, JWillem
JournalPhilosophica
Volume84
Pagination7–24
Abstract

Nelson Goodman defends the seemingly radical view that, in a certain sense, all facts depend on our perspective on the matter. We make the world, rather than merely find it. The aim of this contribution is three-fold: to make sense of Goodman’s metaphysical perspectivalism, clearly explain how it differs from other branches of perspectivalism (epistemic and semantic), and put two issues on the agenda that deserve renewed attention.

Citation Keywieland2012carving