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The metaphysics of everyday life : an essay in practical realism

Author: Lynne Rudder Baker
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
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"In The Metaphysics of Everyday Life Lynne Rudder Baker presents and defends a unique account of the material world; the Constitution View. In contrast to leading metaphysical views that take everyday things to be either non-existent or reducible to micro-objects, the Constitution View construes familiar things as irreducible parts of reality. Although they are ultimately constituted by microphysical particles,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Rudder Baker
ISBN: 9780521880497 0521880491
OCLC Number: 154682306
Description: xv, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Beginning in the middle --
The reality of ordinary things --
Artifacts --
Human persons --
Commonsense causation --
Metaphysical vagueness --
Time --
Constitution revisited --
Mereology and constitution --
Three-dimensionalism defended --
Five ontological issues.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: Lynne Rudder Baker.
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Lynne Rudder Baker presents a unique account of the material world: the Constitution View.  Read more...

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