Material Beings

Material Beings

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According to Peter van Inwagen, visible inanimate objects do not, strictly speaking, exist. In defending this controversial thesis, he offers fresh insights on such topics as personal identity, commonsense belief, existence over time, the phenomenon of vagueness, and the relation between metaphysics and ordinary language. -- Cornell University Press
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 28g
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • 9 halftones
  • 0801419697
  • 9780801419690

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In this bold and original book, the author develops a provocative theory about the metaphysics of material objects. According to this view, visible inanimate objects such as ships or mountains or stars do not, strictly speaking, exist.
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