‘Thing’ and ‘non-thing’ ontologies

In Ricki Leigh Bliss & James Miller (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics (forthcoming)

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Thing ontologies are ontologies that consider the universe to be made up of a plurality of discrete objects. Non-thing ontologies can take the form of ontologies of discrete objects, too, but not necessarily so: they can also be conceived as ontologies of one continuous object. The paper considers the central versions of ontologies of discrete objects first, starting with thing ontologies, moving from there to non-thing ontologies of discrete objects and finally ontologies of one continuous object.
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