PhilSci Archive

‘Thing’ and ‘non-thing’ ontologies

Esfeld, Michael (2017) ‘Thing’ and ‘non-thing’ ontologies. [Preprint]

[img]
Preview
Text
Routledge-ThingOnt1217.pdf

Download (134kB) | Preview

Abstract

Thing ontologies are ontologies that consider the universe to be made up of a plurality of discrete objects. Non-thing ontologies can take the form of ontologies of discrete objects, too, but not necessarily so: they can also be conceived as ontologies of one continuous object. The paper considers the central versions of ontologies of discrete objects first, starting with thing ontologies, moving from there to non-thing ontologies of discrete objects and finally ontologies of one continuous object.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Esfeld, MichaelMichael-Andreas.Esfeld@unil.ch
Keywords: substance, process, event, gunk, atomism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 17:59
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 17:59
Item ID: 14235
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Date: 21 December 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14235

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item