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Familiar Objects and their Shadows von Elder (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 27.01.2011
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
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Familiar Objects and their Shadows

Most contemporary metaphysicians are sceptical about the reality of familiar objects such as dogs and trees, people and desks, cells and stars. They prefer an ontology of the spatially tiny or temporally tiny. Tiny microparticles 'dog-wise arranged' explain the appearance, they say, that there are dogs, microparticles obeying microphysics collectively cause anything that a baseball appears to cause, temporal stages collectively sustain the illusion of enduring objects that persist across changes. Crawford L. Elder argues that all such attempts to 'explain away' familiar objects project downwards, onto the tiny entities, structures and features of familiar objects themselves. He contends that sceptical metaphysicians are thus employing shadows of familiar objects, while denying that the entities which cast those shadows really exist. He argues that the shadows are indeed really there, because their sources - familiar objects - are mind-independently real.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 27.01.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781139006132
    Verlag: Cambridge University Press
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