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Objects and Persons

Trenton Merricks


There are no statues or rocks or chairs. But there are microscopic objects arranged statuewise and rockwise and chairwise. Moreover, there are—in addition to microscopic objects arranged humanwise—composite human organisms.

Keywords: artifacts, composition, free will, human organisms, identity, mental causation, Trenton Merricks, metaphysics, objects, ontology, parts, personal identity, persons, philosophy of mind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199245363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trenton Merricks, author
University of Virginia
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