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  1. Material Objects and Essential Bundle Theory.Stephen Barker & Mark Jago - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (12):2969-2986.
    In this paper we present a new metaphysical theory of material objects. On our theory, objects are bundles of property instances, where those properties give the nature or essence of that object. We call the theory essential bundle theory. Property possession is not analysed as bundle-membership, as in traditional bundle theories, since accidental properties are not included in the object’s bundle. We have a different story to tell about accidental property possession. This move reaps many benefits. Essential (...)
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  2. Against Zero-Dimensional Material Objects (and Other Bare Particulars).Daniel Giberman - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 160 (2):305-321.
    A modus tollens against zero-dimensional material objects is presented from the premises (i) that if there are zero-dimensional material objects then there are bare particulars, and (ii) that there are no bare particulars. The argument for the first premise proceeds by elimination. First, bare particular theory and bundle theory are motivated as the most appealing theories of property exemplification. It is then argued that the bundle theorist’s Ockhamism ought to lead her to reject spatiotemporally located zero-dimensional (...)
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    Material Objects.W. D. Joske - 1967 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
  4. Is There a True Metaphysics of Material Objects?Alan Sidelle - 2002 - Noûs 36 (s1):118-145.
    I argue that metaphysical views of material objects should be understood as 'packages', rather than individual claims, where the other parts of the package include how the theory addresses 'recalcitant data', and that when the packages meet certain general desiderata - which all of the currently competing views *can* meet - there is nothing in the world that could make one of the theories true as opposed to any of the others.
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  5. Non-Concrete Parts of Material Objects.Michael Longenecker - 2018 - Synthese 195 (11):5091-5111.
    This article offers a novel solution to the problem of material constitution: by including non-concrete objects among the parts of material objects, we can avoid having a statue and its constituent piece of clay composed of all the same proper parts. Non-concrete objectsobjects that aren’t concrete, but possibly are—have been used in defense of the claim that everything necessarily exists. But the account offered shows that non-concreta are independently useful in other domains as well. (...)
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    Material Objects in Social Worlds.Rom Harré - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5):23-33.
    This article strongly argues the priority of symbolic, especially discursive, action over the material order in the genesis of social things. What turns a piece of stuff into a social object is its embedment in a narrative construction. The attribution of an active or a passive role to things in relation to persons is thus essentially story-relative: nothing happens or exists in the social world unless it is framed by human performative activity. Drawing on Gibson's notion of `affordance', Harré (...)
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    Material Objects and Their Parts.Bill Brewer - 2017 - Metaphysica (1).
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    Material Objects in Bohm's Interpretation.Katherine Bedard - 1999 - Philosophy of Science 66 (2):221-242.
    According to the traditional presentation of Bohm's interpretation, we have immediate epistemic access to particle properties but not wavefunction properties, and mental states, pointer states, and ink patterns supervene on particle properties alone. I argue that these claims do not make physical sense, and I offer an alternative account that does.
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  9. Mereological Nihilism and Puzzles About Material Objects.Bradley Rettler - 2018 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (4):842-868.
    Mereological nihilism is the view that no objects have proper parts. Despite how counter‐intuitive it is, it is taken quite seriously, largely because it solves a number of puzzles in the metaphysics of material objects – or so its proponents claim. In this article, I show that for every puzzle that mereological nihilism solves, there is a similar puzzle that (a) it doesn’t solve, and (b) every other solution to the original puzzle does solve. Since the solutions (...)
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  10. Aquinas's Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects.Jeffrey E. Brower - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    Jeffrey E. Brower presents and explains the hylomorphic conception of the material world developed by Thomas Aquinas, according to which material objects are composed of both matter and form. In addition to presenting and explaining Aquinas's views, Brower seeks wherever possible to bring them into dialogue with the best recent literature on related topics. Along the way, he highlights the contribution that Aquinas's views make to a host of contemporary metaphysical debates, including the nature of change, composition, (...)
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    Material Objects, Constitution, and Mysterianism.Hagit Benbaji - 2008 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 46 (1):1-26.
    It is sometimes claimed that ordinary objects, such as mountains and chairs, are not material in their own right, but only in virtue of the fact that they are constituted by matter. As Fine puts it, they are “onlyderivatively material”. In this paper I argue that invoking “constitution” to account for the materiality of things that are not material in their own right explains nothing and renders the admission that these objects are indeed material (...)
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  12. Material Objects and Metaphysics. [REVIEW]Penelope Mackie - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy 105 (12):756-771.
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    Material Objects.David Keyt - 1969 - Philosophical Review 78 (1):110.
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    Naturalism and Material Objects.Michael C. Rea - 2000 - In J. P. Moreland & William Lane Craig (eds.), Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. Routledge. pp. 110-132.
    The chapter has four parts. In the first, I argue that we can be justified in believing that there are mind-independent material objects only if we can be justified in believing that modal properties are exemplified in at least some of the regions of space-time that we take to be occupied by material objects. In the second, I argue that we can be justified in believing that modal properties are exemplified in a region only if we (...)
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    Material Objects as the Singular Subjects of External Perception.Mohan Matthen - forthcoming - In Sensory Individuals: Contemporary Perspectives on Modality-specific and Multimodal Perceptual Objects. Oxford University Press.
    Higher animals need to identify and track material objects because they depend on interactions with them for nutrition, reproduction, and social interaction. This paper investigates the perception of material objects. It argues, first, that material objects are tagged, in all five external senses, as bearers of the features detected by them. This happens through a perceptual process, here entitled Generalized Completion, which creates the appearance of objects that have properties that transcend the activation (...)
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    Are There Material Objects in Bohm's Theory?Michael Dickson - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (4):704-710.
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    Material Objects.Sydney Shoemaker - 1968 - Philosophical Quarterly 18 (73):370-372.
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  18. The Ontology of Material Objects.Eric T. Olson - 2002 - Philosophical Books 43 (4):292-299.
    [First paragraph] For a long time philosophers thought material objects were unproblematic. Or nearly so. There may have been a problem about what a material object is: a substance, a bundle of tropes, a compound of substratum and universals, a collection of sense-data, or what have you. But once that was settled there were supposed to be no further metaphysical problems about material objects. This illusion has now largely been dispelled. No one can get a (...)
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    Interobjectivity and Interactivity: Material Objects and Discourse in Class. [REVIEW]Herbert Kalthoff & Tobias Roehl - 2011 - Human Studies 34 (4):451-469.
    In classroom teaching, material objects like the blackboard play an important role. Yet qualitative research on education has largely ignored this material dimension of education and focused on interaction and discourse. Both dimensions are, however, closely related to each other. Material objects are embedded in classroom discourse and are transformed into knowledge objects by speech acts, and in turn structure discussions and constitute a point of reference for school lessons. Drawing on ethnographic research on (...)
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    Nietzsche's Constructivism: A Metaphysics of Material Objects.Justin Remhof - 2018 - New York: Routledge.
    Like Kant, the German Idealists, and many neo-Kantian philosophers before him, Nietzsche was persistently concerned with metaphysical questions about the nature of objects. His texts often address questions concerning the existence and non-existence of objects, the relation of objects to human minds, and how different views of objects significantly impact various commitments in many areas of philosophy—not just metaphysics, but also semantics, epistemology, science, logic and mathematics, and even ethics. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive (...)
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  21. The Naive Conception of Material Objects: A Defense.Daniel Z. Korman - 2007 - Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin
    Chapter 1: “Ordinary Objects and the Argument from Strange Concepts.” Chapter 2: “Restricted Composition Without Sharp Cut-Offs.” Chapter 3: “Three Solutions to the Grounding Problem for Coincident Objects.” Chapter 4: “Ordinary Objects Without Overdetermination.” Chapter 5: “Eliminativism and the Challenge from Folk Belief.” Chapter 6: “Unrestricted Composition and Restricted Quantification.”.
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    Memory and Material Objects in the Iliad and the Odyssey.Jonas Grethlein - 2008 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 128:27-51.
    Recently, archaeologists have been focusing on material relies as evidence of a historical consciousness. This article examines the Iliad and the Odyssey from the point of view of this 'archaeology of the past'. Various material objects, ranging from tombs to everyday objects, evoke the past in the epic poems, thereby enriching the narrative and providing reflections on the act of memory. In turn, Homeric evidence sheds new light on the hermeneutics of relies in archaic oral society.
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    Do 5-Month-Old Infants See Humans as Material Objects?Valerie A. Kuhlmeier, Paul Bloom & Karen Wynn - 2004 - Cognition 94 (1):95-103.
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    A Bundle of Universals Theory of Material Objects.J. D. Lafrance - 2015 - Philosophical Quarterly 65 (259):202-219.
    I offer a mereological bundle of universals theory of material objects. The theory says that objects are identical to fusions of immanent universals at regions of space. Immanent universals are in the objects that instantiate them, and they can be wholly located at many regions of space. The version of the bundle theory I offer explains these characteristics of immanent universals, and it captures the instantiation relation in terms of the part-whole relation. The version of the (...)
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    V—Material Objects and Perceptual Standpoint.Brian O'Shaughnessy - 1965 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 65 (1):77-98.
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    XIV.—Propositions About Material Objects.R. B. Braithwaite - 1938 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 38 (1):269-290.
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    The Place of Subjects in the Metaphysics of Material Objects.Thomas Hofweber - 2015 - Dialectica 69 (4):473-490.
    An under-explored intermediate position between traditional materialism and traditional idealism is the view that although the spatiotemporal world is purely material, minds nonetheless have a metaphysically special place in it. One way this can be is via a special role that subjects have in the metaphysics of material objects. Some metaphysical aspect of material objects might require the existence of subjects. This would support that minds must exist if material objects exist and thus (...)
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  28. ‘Not’ Again! Another Essay on the Metaphysics of Material Objects.Mahrad Almotahari - 2017 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 94 (3):711-737.
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    Material Objects. By W. D. Joske. (Macmillan. Pp. Vii + 187. 1967. Price 30s.).Don Locke - 1968 - Philosophy 43 (164):168-.
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    Material Objects and the Reference of Signs.James K. Feibleman - 1963 - Synthese 15 (1):424 - 435.
  31. Material Objects.D. W. Hamlyn - 1967 - Philosophical Books 8 (3):6-8.
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  32. Material Objects.W. D. Joske - 1968 - Philosophy 43 (164):168-169.
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    Material Objects and Perceptual Standpoint.Brian O' Shaughnessy - 1965 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 65:77 - 98.
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  34. Supertasks and Material Objects.Peter Forrest - 1999 - Logique Et Analyse 166 (167):441-446.
     
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    Concepts, Intentions and Material Objects. Some Comments on Evnine’s Proposal in Making Objects and Events.Ezequiel Zerbudis - 2020 - Manuscrito 43 (1):73-114.
    In this paper I present and critically discuss Simon Evnine’s account of hylomorphically complex objects (as presented in his 2016 book Making Objects and Events). On the one hand, I object to the account he gives of how artifacts (which are for him the paradigmatic cases of hylomorphically complex objects) allegedly acquire their existence and identity conditions. I elaborate on two problems I see for this account: first, that it seems unable to explain our knowledge of the (...)
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  36. The Existence of Material Objects.Hao Wang - 1948 - Mind 57 (228):488-490.
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  37. Does Knowledge of Material Objects Depend on Spatial Perception? Comments on Quassim Cassam's the Possibility of Knowledge.John Campbell - 2009 - Analysis 69 (2):309-317.
    1. The spatial perception requirementCassam surveys arguments for what he calls the ‘Spatial Perception Requirement’ . This is the following principle: " SPR: In order to perceive that something is the case and thereby to know that it is the case one must be capable of spatial perception. " A couple of preliminary glosses. By ‘spatial perception’ Cassam means either perception of location, or perception of specifically spatial properties of an object, such as its size and shape. Second, Cassam takes (...)
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    The LED Theory of Material Objects.Michael Tze-Sung Longenecker - unknown
    I present a new theory of the composition of material objects. An important component of it is the claim that objects have non-concrete objects as parts. A non-concrete object is an object that lacks many of the features that concrete objects typically have—size, shape, mass, location, causal abilities, etc.—but yet is unlike typical abstract objects since a non-concrete object could have those features. This is an ontology defended by Timothy Williamson, but I employ it (...)
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    The Foundations of Object Permanence: Does Perceived Cohesion Determine Infants' Appreciation of the Continuous Existence of Material Objects?Trix Cacchione - 2013 - Cognition 128 (3):397-406.
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  40. The Role of Material Objects in the Design Process: A Comparison of Two Design Cultures and How They Contend with Automation.Kathryn Henderson - 1998 - Science, Technology and Human Values 23 (2):139-174.
    This article compares two cultures of engineering design, one flexible and interactive, the other rigid and hierarchical. It examines the practices of design engineers who use a mixture of paper documents and computer graphics systems and contrasts these with the practices of workers reengineering their own work process and its technological support system, using predesigned software. Based on the idea from actor network theory that objects participate in the shaping of new technologies and the networks that build them, the (...)
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    Sense-Data and Material Objects.Norman O. Brown - 1957 - Mind 66 (April):173-194.
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    The Non-Physicalness of Material Objects.U. W. E. Aleixner - 2009 - In Ludger Honnefelder, Benedikt Schick & Edmund Runggaldier (eds.), Unity and Time in Metaphysics. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 46.
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    The Existence of Material Objects.A. H. Basson - 1946 - Mind 55 (220):308-318.
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    Propositions About Material Objects.R. B. Braithwaite - 1940 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 5 (2):82-82.
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    Sense-Perception and Material Objects.Charles A. Fritz - 1955 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 16 (3):303-316.
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  46. Gender, Sexuality, and Material Objects in English Renaissance Verse. [REVIEW]Theodora Jankowski - 2010 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 39 (3):398-401.
     
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  47. JOSKE, W. D.-"Material Objects". [REVIEW]Don Locke - 1968 - Philosophy 43:168.
     
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    The Non-Physicalness of Material Objects.Uwe Meixner - 2009 - In Ludger Honnefelder, Benedikt Schick & Edmund Runggaldier (eds.), Unity and Time in Metaphysics. De Gruyter. pp. 46-66.
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    JOSKE, W. D.: Material Objects.K. W. Rankin - 1968 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 46:166.
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    The Non-Physicalness of Material Objects.Benedikt Schick, Edmund Runggaldier & Ludger Honnefelder - 2009 - In Benedikt Schick, Edmund Runggaldier & Ludger Honnefelder (eds.), Unity and Time in Metaphysics. Walter de Gruyter.
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