Oxford University Press (2001)
Objects and Persons presents an original theory about what kinds of things exist. Trenton Merricks argues that there are no non-living inanimate macrophysical objects -- no statues or rocks or chairs or stars -- because they would have no causal role over and above the causal role of their microphysical parts. Humans do exist: we have non-redundant causal powers. Along the way, Merricks has interesting things to say about mental causation, free will, and various philosophical puzzles. Anyone working in metaphysics will enjoy this lucid and provocative book.
|Keywords||Ontology Whole and parts Agent Causation|
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|Call number||BD396.M47 2001|
|ISBN(s)||9780199266319 0199245363 (alk. paper) 9780199245369 019926631X 0199245363|
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