Familiar Objects and their Shadows

Familiar Objects and their Shadows

by Crawford L. Elder


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107665781
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2013
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Crawford L. Elder is Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Two false friends of an ontology of familiar objects; 2. Conventionalism as ontological relativism; 3. Realism about material objects: persistence, persistence conditions, and natural kinds; 4. Ontological preference for the temporally small; 5. Ontological preference for microphysical causes; 6. Ontological preference for the spatially small; 7. A third false friend of familiar objects: universal mereological composition; 8. Concluding Hegelian postscript; Appendix: 'mutually interfering' dimensions of difference; Reference.

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