The Ontology of Physical Objects
Four-dimensional Hunks of Matter
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Ontology of Physical Objects by Mark Heller
Book DescriptionThis provocative book attempts to resolve traditional problems of identity over time. It seeks to answer such questions as 'How is it that an object can survive change?' and 'How much change can an object undergo without being destroyed'? To answer these questions Professor Heller presents a theory about the nature of physical objects and about the relationship between our language and the physical world. According to his theory, the only actually existing physical entities are what the author calls 'hunks', four-dimensional objects extending across time and space. This is a major contribution to ontological debate and will be essential reading for all philosophers concerned with metaphysics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521385442
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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