Reism

[Revised entry by Jan Woleński on June 30, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Reism is the doctrine that only things exist. The name is derived from the Latin noun res ('thing'). The interpretation
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[Revised entry by Jan Woleński on June 30, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Reism is the doctrine that only things exist. The name is derived from the Latin noun res ('thing'). The interpretation of this very rough view depends on how things are understood. Reism was anticipated by many nominalists (that is, philosophers maintaining that only individuals exist) and materialists, particularly by the Stoics, medieval doctrines of singualaria (particulars) or Hobbes' considerations on corpora...

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