more from Amie L. Thomasson

Single Idea 14485

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 1. Physical Objects]

Full Idea

I do not argue that ordinary objects are indispensable, but rather that they are (nearly) unavoidable.

Gist of Idea

Ordinary objects may be not indispensable, but they are nearly unavoidable


Amie L. Thomasson (Ordinary Objects [2007], 09)

Book Reference

Thomasson,Amie L.: 'Ordinary Objects' [OUP 2010], p.152

A Reaction

Disappointing, given the blurb and title of the book, but put in those terms it will be hard to disagree. Clearly ordinary objects figure in the most useful way for us to talk. I wonder whether we have a clear ontology of 'simples' in which they vanish.