Coincidence and Form
Divers (John)
Source: Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes, Vol. 82 (2008), pp. 119-137
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  1. I compare a Lewisian defence of monism with Kit Fine's defence of pluralism.
  2. I argue that the Lewisian defence is, at present, the clearer in its explanatory intent and ontological commitments.
  3. I challenge Fine to explain more fully the nature of the entities that he postulates and the relationship between continuous material objects and the parts of those rigid embodiments in terms of which he proposes to explain crucial, modal and sortal1, features of those objects.

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Symposium with "Fine (Kit) - Coincidence and Form".

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