There is an objectively correct way to write the book of the world according to sider metaphysics is primarily about fundamentality rather than necessity conceptual analysis or ontology fundamentality is understood in terms of structure the fundamental truths are those truths that involve structural joint carving concepts. An objectively correct way to write the book of the world realism about predicate structure is fairly widely accepted many especially those inuenced by david lewis think that some predicates like green do a better job than others like grue at marking objective similarities carving nature at the joints. In order to perfectly describe the world it is not enough to speak truly one must also use the right concepts including the right logical concepts one must use concepts that carve at the joints that give the worlds structure there is an objectively correct way to write the book of the world. Writing the book of the world theodore sider a new vision of metaphysics its status aims and methods promises to be a landmark work in the field. Notre dame philosophical reviews is an electronic while we dont much care for siders preferred telling of the book of the world his writing the book of the world by contrast is a terrific achievement profound rigorously systematic and full of clarifying insights and arguments
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