David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
For a long time philosophers thought material objects were unproblematic. Or nearly so. There may have been a problem about what a material object is: a substance, a bundle of tropes, a compound of substratum and universals, a collection of sense-data, or what have you. But once that was settled there were supposed to be no further metaphysical problems about material objects. This illusion has now largely been dispelled. No one can get a Ph.D. in philosophy nowadays without encountering the puzzles of the ship of Theseus, the statue and the lump, the cat and its tail complement', amoebic fission, and others. These problems are especially pressing on the assumption that we ourselves are material objects.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Andrej Krause (2008). Über Das Verhältnis Allgemeiner Und Individueller Materieller Und Mathematischer Gegenstände Nach Thomas Von Aquin. Vivarium 46 (2):155-174.
David Barnett (2005). The Problem of Material Origins. Noûs 39 (3):529–540.
David Robb (2005). Qualitative Unity and the Bundle Theory. The Monist 88 (4):466-92.
Hagit Benbaji (2008). Material Objects, Constitution, and Mysterianism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 46 (1):1-26.
Kris McDaniel (2001). Tropes and Ordinary Physical Objects. Philosophical Studies 104 (3):269-290.
E. J. Lowe (2002). Material Coincidence and the Cinematographic Fallacy: A Response to Olson. Philosophical Quarterly 52 (208):369-372.
Eric T. Olson (1996). Composition and Coincidence. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 77 (4):374-403.
Michael C. Rea (1998). Sameness Without Identity: An Aristotelian Solution to the Problem of Material Constitution. Ratio 11 (3):316–328.
Trenton Merricks (2003). Objects and Persons. Clarendon Press.
E. T. Olson (2002). The Ontology of Material Objects. Philosophical Books 43 (4):292-299.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads33 ( #59,965 of 1,411,338 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #67,796 of 1,411,338 )
How can I increase my downloads?