Philosophical Studies 145 (1):131 - 148 (2009)

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Jonathan Schaffer
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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What is the relation between material objects and spacetime regions? Supposing that spacetime regions are one sort of substance, there remains the question of whether or not material objects are a second sort of substance. This is the question of dualistic versus monistic substantivalism. I will defend the monistic view. In particular, I will maintain that material objects should be identified with spacetime regions. There is the spacetime manifold, and the fundamental properties are pinned directly to it
Keywords Spacetime  Substantivalism  Supersubstantivalism  Monism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9386-6
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