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Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

Daniel Z. Korman


One of the central questions of material-object metaphysics is which highly visible objects there are right before our eyes. This book defends a conservative view, according to which our ordinary, natural judgments about which objects there are are more or less correct. It begins with an overview of the arguments that have led people away from the conservative view, into revisionary views according to which there are far more objects than we ordinarily take there to be (permissivism) or far fewer (eliminativism). It criticizes a variety of compatibilist strategies, according to which these rev ... More

Keywords: objects, eliminativism, permissivism, vagueness, arbitrariness, debunking, overdetermination, constitution, mereology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Z. Korman, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign