On being twice as heavy

Philosophia Mathematica 11 (2):203-7 (2003)
This note considers a recent challenge to Field's nominalization programme due to Joseph Melia, who argues that Field's treatment of mass involves unacceptable ontological extravagance. I explain how Field can get around the difficulty by adding a new operator to his language. This tactic appears to threaten Field's argument against relationism about space; I argue, however, that this is not a genuine problem.
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