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Single Idea 17583

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 6. Paradoxes in Language / b. The Heap paradox ('Sorites')]

Full Idea

Fortunately ....there are no heaps.

Gist of Idea

There are no heaps


Peter van Inwagen (Material Beings [1990], 18)

Book Reference

Inwagen,Peter van: 'Material Beings' [Cornell 1995], p.229

A Reaction

This is the nihilist view of (inorganic) physical objects. If a wild view solves all sorts of problems, one should take it serious. It is why I take reductive physicalism about the mind seriously. (Well, it's true, actually)