Holes

[Revised entry by Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi on February 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Holes are an interesting case study for ontologists and epistemologists. Naive,
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[Revised entry by Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi on February 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Holes are an interesting case study for ontologists and epistemologists. Naive, untutored descriptions of the world treat holes as objects of reference, on a par with ordinary material objects. ('There are as many holes in the cheese as there are cookies in the tin.') And we often appeal to holes to account for causal interactions, or to explain the occurrence of certain events....

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