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Garcian MeditationsThe Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object$
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Jon Cogburn

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474415910

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001

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Neither Matter Nor World: Thing

Neither Matter Nor World: Thing

(p.131) 6 Neither Matter Nor World: Thing
Garcian Meditations

Jon Cogburn

Edinburgh University Press

Chapter VI shows how Garcia’s triad of matter/thing/world leads to a novel rebuttal of Chapter V’s Putnam/Parmenides argument. For Garcia, the de-determined object, the entity-qua-thing, works as a solitary anchor, differentiating the object from those objects it comprehends and those which comprehend it. In this manner, Garcia’s Janus faced ontology is neither relational (since each entity is simultaneously a solitary thing) nor atomistic (since these things are merely differentiators between matter/no-matter-what and world).

Keywords:   atomism, bare particulars, bundle theory, Tristan Garcia, substance metaphysics

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