The interplay between relations, substances, and existence

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dc.contributor.advisor Edgar, Scott
dc.creator Janes, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-09T14:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-09T14:30:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/29092
dc.description 1 online resource (34 pages)
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-34).
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the ontology of relations and the implications of it. I make the case that relations between multiple substances are impossible. Furthermore, I argue that existence is a predicate, and can therefore be the predicate of a relation. I do this to push the argument that substances cannot exist in relation to each other. The conclusion I make from this is that only one substance can exist, since otherwise a substance could exist in relation to another substance. This conclusion, I point out, is the doctrine of substance monism. Furthermore, I argue that the self exists, because it is given in experience. Because the self is a substance, and I have argued for substance monism, the self is the only substance there is. This conclusion is idealism, and, in conjunction with substance monism, necessitates solipsism. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title The interplay between relations, substances, and existence en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Arts (Honours Philosophy)
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.discipline Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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