Arguments that ordinary inanimate objects such as tables and chairs, sticks and stones, simply do not exist have become increasingly common and increasingly prominent. Some are based on demands for parsimony or for a non-arbitrary answer to the special composition question; others arise from prohibitions against causal redundancy, ontological vagueness, or co-location; and others still come from worries that a common sense ontology would be a rival to a scientific one. Until now, little has been done to address these ...

Ordinary Objects 2010, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199764440

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Ordinary Objects 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195319910