singularist

Related to singularist: stirred up, holding back

singularist

(ˈsɪŋɡjʊlərɪst)
n
(Philosophy) someone who advocates singularism
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He admits that this is not a knockdown argument against singularist contrastive causation (p.
It is, of course, open to the Humean to reject the singularist intuition, but, for our purposes, it suffices to merely point out the strength of the intuition.
Introduction: The Nature of Singularist Theories of Causation, MICHAEL MOORE
For Grippe, Rorty needs to be a singularist on the meta-narrative level in order to get his project off the ground.
It is an ungrounded singularist contention concealed behind the multiplist's aesthetic narrative of liberal tolerance' (70).
The Bush Administration has been morE unilateralist, insistent, and singularist in perspective than any administration in recent history.
Ehring's attention for the bulk of the work is on causation's singularist component: the local, intrinsic tie between cause and effect.
One view that does take such internal factors into account is the transference theory, on which the singularist component is the literal transference of something--traditionally, energy of some similar quantity--from cause to effect.
Tooley's explanation of the direction of time, then, is I think weakened by his singularist account of causation.
Part 2 groups together three papers with some connection to counterfactual conditionals and Lewis's use of them: "Naturalism For the Faint of Heart," by Daniel Bonevac, "Going Through the Open Door Again: Counterfactual versus Singularist Theories of Causation," by D.
Ruling out various singularist appeals to putative identity conditions for an object of interpretation, Krausz argues for restricting discussion to objects immanent to practices of interpretation.
Although that typology is common, it is not clear that it is defensible--many singularists end up relying on polyvalent considerations, at least in practice, and many skeptics look like pluralists when they decide cases.