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Ontology of Physical Objects Four-Dimensional Hunks of Matter

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ISBN-10: 052138544X

ISBN-13: 9780521385442

Edition: 1990

Authors: Mark A. Heller, Jonathan Dancy, John Haldane, Gilbert Harman, Frank Jackson

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This provocative new book attempts to resolve traditional problems of identity over time. It seeks to answer such questions as "How is it that an object can survive change?" and "How much change can an object undergo without being destroyed?" To answer these questions Professor Heller presents a completely new theory about the nature of physical objects and about the relationship between our language and the physical world. According to his theory, the only actually existing physical entities are what the author calls "hunks," four dimensional objects extending across time and space. This is a major new contribution to ontological debate and will be essential reading for all philosophers…    
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 180
Size: 5.83" wide x 8.94" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Gilbert Harman is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of Explaining Value and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.

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