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practical consequences. Try to interpret each notion by tracing practical consequences- what would it mean for one theory over another to be true (language= tool for survival rather than abstract nature of reality/creative etc) Darwin helped pragmatic thesis


The non-constitutive nature of relations:

Nothing can be defined by its relations to anything else: Nothing may have its relations intrinsic to it
For 2 things to be related (in any way) they must indeed be two identifiably separate things (have intrinsic properties)


Realist Epistemology

We can and do have objective knowledge of the world.
Ontological egalitarianism:
Only one kind or level of reality
Everything exists in space and time


Realist Ontology:

The world and all its facts exist independently of minds.