Bare Particulars and Constituent Ontology

Acta Analytica 29 (2):149-159 (2014)
Abstract
My general aim in this paper is to shed light on the controversial concept of a bare particular. I do so by arguing that bare particulars are best understood in terms of the individuative work they do within the framework of a realist constituent ontology. I argue that outside such a framework, it is not clear that the notion of a bare particular is either motivated or coherent. This is suggested by reflection on standard objections to bare particulars. However, within the framework of a realist constituent ontology, bare particulars provide for a coherent theory of individuation—one with a potentially significant theoretical price tag, but one that also has advantages over rival theories
Keywords Bare particulars  Constituent ontology  Individuation  Substance  Realism  Essences
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-013-0208-2
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