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9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / c. Unity as conceptual

[unification of objects as only occurring in our minds]

10 ideas
A thing can become one or many, depending on how we talk about it [Plato]
Some things are unified by their account, which rests on a unified thought about the thing [Aristotle]
If I can separate two things in my understanding, then God can separate them in reality [Descartes]
To exist and be understood, a multitude must first be reduced to a unity [Leibniz]
We find unity in reason, and unity in perception, but these are not true unity [Leibniz]
Leibniz bases pure primitive entities on conjunctions of qualitative properties [Adams,RM on Leibniz]
We should understand identity in terms of the propositions it renders true [Fine,K]
Hierarchical set membership models objects better than the subset or aggregate relations do [Fine,K]
Things are abstractions from structures [Ladyman/Ross]
Wherever an object exists, there are intrinsic properties instantiating every modal profile [Thomasson]