Shadows of Constitution

The Monist 90 (3):415-431 (2007)
The old puzzle of material constitution has benefited from a lot of thorough discussion from the part of metaphysicians in the last thirty-odd years. The available solution options and their problems are by now familiar. They involve particular views on mainstream entities and relations of metaphysical inquiry, like objects, properties, events, causation, identity, supervenience, and so on. However, one might want to hope, together with some contemporary ontologists, most notably Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi (1994), that dealing with more peripheral entities is not without interest even when it comes to solving mainstream questions of metaphysics. This I am going to do here, with the puzzle of material constitution in the role of the mainstream ontological issue and shadows in the role of the minor, superficial, or peripheral entity.
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