Abstract Objects

[Revised entry by Gideon Rosen on February 13, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] It is widely supposed that every entity falls into one of two categories: Some are concrete; the rest
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[Revised entry by Gideon Rosen on February 13, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] It is widely supposed that every entity falls into one of two categories: Some are concrete; the rest abstract. The distinction is supposed to be of fundamental significance for metaphysics and epistemology. This article surveys a number of recent attempts to say how it should be drawn. Open Questions in the Theory of Abstract Objects-->...

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