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Objects

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780199259748
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259747.003.0015
 Objects

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The world is a world of objects. Objects are various ways; these ways are their properties. A substance–property conception of this sort differs from a conception according to which objects are bundles of properties. Might every object have proper parts that are themselves objects? Or are some objects simple? A tentative argument for simple objects is advanced.

Keywords: bundle; composition; dependence; J. Locke; C. B. Martin; object; part; property; simple; substrata; whole

Chapter.  3847 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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