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AuthorPerszyk, Kenneth J. author
TitleNonexistent Objects [electronic resource] : Meinong and Contemporary Philosophy / by Kenneth J. Perszyk
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1993
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8214-8
Descript XX, 308 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Issues surrounding the status and nature of ǹonexistent objects' constitute one of philosophy's oldest and densest thickets. In this book Perszyk takes his readers surefootedly through this thicket, informed both historically and at the level of contemporary discussion of relevant themes. His main aim is to develop a ̀bundle' or s̀et of properties' interpretation of Meinong's theory of nonexistent objects (as opposed to a set of properties neo-Meinongian metaphysics), and to defend this nonstandard interpretation against competing views in both the philosophical and scholarly literature on Meinong. The Meinong who emerges is neither the hero nor the villain his friends and foes have commonly led us to believe. This clearly written book is a valuable addition both to the literature on Meinong and to contemporary metaphysics of modality. It is written for students and professionals interested in these, and related, areas


CONTENT

1: Introductory Considerations -- 2: Meinongโ{128}{153}s Theory of Objects -- 3: The Nature of Meinongโ{128}{153}s Objects: Existent and Nonexistent -- 4: Two Main Arguments For Nonexistents -- 5: Main Arguments Against Nonexistents -- List of Meinongโ{128}{153}s Writings Consulted -- General Bibliography


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