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
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.
In addition to the examples above, he combines his probabilistic constraints on causal laws with the insistence that causation does not supervene upon, or even presuppose, causal laws: his 'singularist' account of causation.
He further distinguishes between "singularist" and "multiplist" views of interpretation, the former holding that there is only one right way.
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.
Krausz's topic is interpretive ideals, and his target is the "singularist" who holds that any object of interpretation is in principle open to only one "right" 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.