Fine’s Monster Objection Defanged

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Abstract

The Monster objection has been often considered one of the main reasons to explore non- standard mereological views, such as hylomorphism. Still, it has been rarely discussed and then only in a cursory fashion. This paper fills this gap by offering the first thorough assessment of the objection. It argues that different metaphysical stances, such as presentism, three- and four-dimensionalism, provide different ways of undermining the objection.

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Damiano Costa
University Of Italian Switzerland
Claudio Calosi
Université de Genève
Alessandro Cecconi
University of Geneva

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