Ordinary Objects

[Revised entry by Daniel Z. Korman on February 26, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Our everyday experiences present us with a wide array of objects: dogs and cats, tables
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[Revised entry by Daniel Z. Korman on February 26, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Our everyday experiences present us with a wide array of objects: dogs and cats, tables and chairs, trees and their branches, and so forth. These sorts of ordinary objects may seem fairly unproblematic in comparison to entities like numbers, propositions, tropes, holes, points of space, and moments of time. Yet, on closer inspection, they are at least as puzzling, if not more so. Reflection on Michelangelo's David and the piece of marble of which it is made threatens to lead to the surprising conclusion that these would have to be two...

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