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https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3

Saving the Ship

John Biro ; University of Florida

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (165 KB) str. 43-54 preuzimanja: 126* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Biro, J. (2017). Saving the Ship. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 13 (2), 43-54. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3
MLA 8th Edition
Biro, John. "Saving the Ship." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 13, br. 2, 2017, str. 43-54. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3. Citirano 21.04.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Biro, John. "Saving the Ship." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 13, br. 2 (2017): 43-54. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3
Harvard
Biro, J. (2017). 'Saving the Ship', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 13(2), str. 43-54. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3
Vancouver
Biro J. Saving the Ship. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 21.04.2021.];13(2):43-54. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3
IEEE
J. Biro, "Saving the Ship", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.13, br. 2, str. 43-54, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.13.2.3

Sažetak
In defending the startling claim that that there are no artifacts, indeed, no inanimate material objects of the familiar sort, Peter van Inwagen has argued that truths about such putative objects can be paraphrased as truths that do not make essential reference to them and that we should endorse only the ontological commitments of the paraphrase. In this note I argue that the paraphrases van Inwagen recommends cannot meet his condition. Read one way, they lose us some truths. Read another, they entail the existence of the very objects they are supposed to rid us of. However, we need not share van Inwagen's distaste for the latter: to say that they exist is not to say that anything exists in addition to the simples composing them.

Ključne riječi
van Invagen; paraphrase; composites; simples

Hrčak ID: 203341

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/203341

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