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Familiar Objects and their Shadows, by Crawford L. Elder

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Familiar Objects and their Shadows
Title
Familiar Objects and their Shadows
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by Crawford L. Elder
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most contemporary metaphysicians are sceptical about the reality of familiar objects such as dogs and trees, people and desks, cells and stars. They prefer an ontology of the spatially tiny or temporally tiny. Tiny microparticles 'dog-wise arranged' explain the appearance, they say, that there are dogs; microparticles obeying microphysics collectively cause anything that a baseball appears to cause; temporal stages collectively sustain the illusion of enduring objects that persist across changes. Crawford L. Elder argues that all such attempts to 'explain away' familiar objects project downwards, onto the tiny entities, structures and features of familiar objects themselves. He contends that sceptical metaphysicians are thus employing shadows of familiar objects, while denying that the entities which cast those shadows really exist. He argues that the shadows are indeed really there, because their sources - familiar objects - are mind-independently real"--
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1949-
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Elder, Crawford L.
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  • coats of arms
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BD331
LC item number
.E43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY.
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  • Reality
  • Phenomenalism
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Metaphysics
  • Ontology
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Metaphysics
  • Ontology
  • Phenomenalism
  • Reality
  • Metaphysik
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Ontologie
  • Phänomenalismus
  • Metaphysik
  • Objekt
  • Wirklichkeit
Label
Familiar Objects and their Shadows, by Crawford L. Elder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Two false friends of an ontology of familiar objects -- 2. Conventionalism as ontological relativism -- 3. Realism about material objects: persistence, persistence conditions, and natural kinds -- 4. Ontological preference for the temporally small -- 5. Ontological preference for microphysical causes -- 6. Ontological preference for the spatially small -- 7. A third false friend of familiar objects: universal mereological composition -- 8. Concluding Hegelian postscript -- Appendix: 'mutually interfering' dimensions of difference
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 210 pages
Isbn
9781107003231
Lccn
2010045715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019163863
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665137866
  • (OCoLC)ocn665137866
Label
Familiar Objects and their Shadows, by Crawford L. Elder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Two false friends of an ontology of familiar objects -- 2. Conventionalism as ontological relativism -- 3. Realism about material objects: persistence, persistence conditions, and natural kinds -- 4. Ontological preference for the temporally small -- 5. Ontological preference for microphysical causes -- 6. Ontological preference for the spatially small -- 7. A third false friend of familiar objects: universal mereological composition -- 8. Concluding Hegelian postscript -- Appendix: 'mutually interfering' dimensions of difference
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 210 pages
Isbn
9781107003231
Lccn
2010045715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019163863
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665137866
  • (OCoLC)ocn665137866

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