The Rumble in the Bundle

Noûs 48 (2):298-313 (2014)
Authors
Benjamin L. Curtis
Nottingham Trent University
Abstract
In 1952, two well-known characters called ‘A’ and ‘B’ met for the first time to argue about the Identity of Indiscernibles (Black, 1952). A argued that the principle is true, and B that it is false. By all accounts A took a bit of a beating and came out worst-off. Forty-three years later John O’Leary-Hawthorne offered a response on behalf of A that looked as if it would work so long as A was willing to accept the universal-bundle theory of substance (Hawthorne, 1995). In 1997, A and B met again (Zimmerman, 1997). A took Hawthorne’s advice and revealed himself as a universal-bundle theorist. But B was well-prepared, and once more A took a beating. Since then Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (2004) has put the boot in, offering further criticism of A’s position. In recent years A has been rather quiet, leaving B to reign as the undisputed champion. However, it turns out that A is down, but not out. And now it’s time for A’s revenge.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2012.00872.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 34,515
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Naming and Necessity.Saul Kripke - 1980 - Harvard University Press.
Parts of Classes.David Lewis - 1991 - Blackwell.
Science, Perception, and Reality.Wilfrid Sellars - 1963 - New York: Humanities Press.
A World of States of Affairs.D. M. Armstrong - 1993 - Philosophical Perspectives 7 (3):429-440.
Naming and Necessity.Saul Kripke - 1980 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 431-433.

View all 33 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

A New Universal Bundle Theory.Ruoyu Zhang - 2018 - Philosophia 46 (2):473-486.
Against Strong Pluralism.Harold W. Noonan - 2015 - Philosophia 43 (4):1081-1087.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Kierkegaard: A Biography (Review).Vanessa Rumble - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (1):135-136.
Eternity Lies Beneath: Autonomy and Finitude in Kierkegaard's Early Writings.Vanessa Rumble - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1):83-103.
To Be as No‐One: Kierkegaard and Climacus on the Art of Indirect Communication.Vanessa Rumble - 1995 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 3 (2):307 – 321.
A New Look at Berkeley's Idealism.Benjamin L. Curtis - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (2):189-194.
Walter Benjamin.Richard Curtis - 1996 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 14 (14):32-34.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-07-30

Total downloads
120 ( #49,507 of 2,268,169 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #66,921 of 2,268,169 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature