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Single Idea 13384

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 6. Nihilism about Objects]

Full Idea

We need a first convention to determine what matter constitutes objects, then a second to determine whether there are different temporal possibilities for a given object, then a third for different spatial possibilities.

Gist of Idea

Objects need conventions for their matter, their temporal possibility, and their spatial possibility


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], 1.5)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.23

A Reaction

This is building up a Quinean account of objects, as mere matter in regions of spacetime, which are then precisely determined by a set of social conventions.