Journal article

Ordinary Objects are Nonmodal Objects

D Goswick

Analysis and Metaphysics | Addleton Academic Publishers | Published : 2018


Although it’s widely recognized that our concepts can differ in grainedness, the corollary question of whether objects can differ in grainedness has been little discussed. My focus in this paper will be on the modal grainedness of physical objects. Intuitively, the more fine-grained something is, the more detail it contains. My objective in this paper is to explore the feasibility of modally coarse-grained objects, i.e. of objects which are such that, for each modal property M, the object neither has nor lacks the property. In section I, I examine whether nonmodal objects are ruled out by logic. In section II, I examine the connection between nonmodal objects and indeterminacy. In section II..

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