Philosophical Studies 176 (1):259-295 (2019)

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Andrew Bacon
University of Southern California
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Individuals play a prominent role in many metaphysical theories. According to an individualistic metaphysics, reality is determined by the pattern of properties and relations that hold between individuals. A number of philosophers have recently brought to attention alternative views in which individuals do not play such a prominent role; in this paper I will investigate one of these alternatives.
Keywords higher-order metaphysics  qualitative
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