The World Just Is the Way It Is

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Abstract

What is the relationship between objects and properties? According to a standard view, there are primitive individuals (or 'particulars', or 'substrata') that 'instantiate' or 'have' various properties. According to a rival view, objects are mere 'bundles' of properties. While there are a number of reasons to be skeptical of primitive individuals, there are also a number of challenges that the bundle theorist faces. The goal of this paper is to formulate a view about the relationship between objects and properties that avoids many of the problems inherent in both of these views. The view I will end up defending implies a particularly radical version of Monism, and it collapses the object-property distinction altogether.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalMonist
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

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