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 A Coherent Common Sense View

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by bringing out three common mistakes that lie behind the various arguments against ordinary objects discussed in this book. It goes on to suggest that all of these mistakes may ... More


 The Special Composition Problem

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Peter van Inwagen, Terence Horgan, and Matjaž Potrč argue against ordinary inanimate objects on grounds that no view that accepts them can provide a satisfactory answer to the special composition ... More


Introduction

Amie L. Thomasson

in Ordinary Objects

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319910
eISBN:
9780199869602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introductory chapter lays out the motivations for defending a common sense ontology and provides an overview of the various eliminativist arguments against ordinary objects that will be discussed ... More


Ordinary Objects

Thomas Hofweber

in Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Talk about ordinary objects is externalist, despite some prima facie puzzles related to predicative uses of proper names and related concerns. The hard question in the case of talk about ordinary ... More


Trauma and ordinary objects in Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett

Yoshiki Tajiri

in Samuel Beckett and trauma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526121349
eISBN:
9781526138842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121349.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, Yoshiki Tajiri focuses on the connection between trauma and everyday life: a traumatised subject needs to come to terms with everyday life and can find ordinary objects in it ... More


Concrete Entities

Michael Jubien

in Possibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199232789
eISBN:
9780191809798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199232789.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

When asked the question ‘what is there?’ the instinctive response would be that there are physical things or substances dispersed all throughout the universe, which might not be a very precise answer ... More


A New Epistemic Argument for Idealism

Robert Smithson

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many idealists have challenged realism on epistemic grounds. The worry is that, if it is possible for truths about ordinary objects to outstrip our experiences in the ways that realists typically ... More


Introduction

Imogen Dickie

in Fixing Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198755616
eISBN:
9780191816758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755616.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The first part of this chapter introduces the principle connecting aboutness and justification around which the rest of the book will be built. This principle brings out the significance for accounts ... More


Composition as Identity, Modal Parts, and Mereological Essentialism

Meg Wallace

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Mereological Essentialism (ME) claims that an object is identical to its parts in every world in which it exists. Composition as Identity (CAI) claims that a composite object is (collectively) ... More


Ontology and Metaphysics

Thomas Hofweber

in Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Many important metaphysical questions are closely tied to ontological questions. But ontology, the part of metaphysics that deals with what the world is made from or what exists, gives rise to a ... More


Introduction

Renata Ago

in Gusto for Things: A History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010571
eISBN:
9780226008387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226008387.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the historiography of material culture and the history of objects in seventeenth-century Rome. The volume explores how ... More


Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Thomas Hofweber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Many significant problems in metaphysics are tied to ontological questions, but ontology and its relation to larger questions in metaphysics give rise to a series of puzzles that suggest that we ... More


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