Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2):175 – 191 (2007)

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Jonathan Schaffer
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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Mereological nihilism is the view that all concrete objects are simple. Existence monism is the view that the only concrete object is one big simple: the world. I will argue that nihilism culminates in monism. The nihilist demands the simplest sufficient ontology, and the monist delivers it
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