Philosophical Studies

, Volume 104, Issue 3, pp 269–290

Tropes and Ordinary Physical Objects

Authors

  • Kris McDaniel
    • University of Massachusetts
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010310503120

Cite this article as:
McDaniel, K. Philosophical Studies (2001) 104: 269. doi:10.1023/A:1010310503120

Abstract

I argue that a solution to puzzles concerning the relationship ofobjects and their properties – a version of the `bundle' theory ofparticulars according to which ordinary objects are mereologicalfusions of monadic and relational tropes – is also a solution topuzzles of material constitution involving the allegedco-location of material objects. Additionally, two argumentsthat have played a prominent role in shaping the current debate,Mark Heller's argument for Four Dimensionalism and Peter vanInwagen's argument against Mereological Universalism, are shownto be unsound given this version of the bundle theory.

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