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A New Conception of Ordinary Objects and the Role of their Identities in Perception (2015)

Author: J. Caldwell

Email: Jcaldwell16@wooster.edu

Affiliation: The College of Wooster

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Article type: Standard scientific article

Section: History of Philosophy

Language: language

Abstract (english):

This paper levels two charges against our current, mildly hylomorphic conception of ordinary objects: that it contains a logically faulty understanding of matter and an equally problematic treatment of identity; reification is the kernel of both. With the help of McDaniel and Wittgenstein, I construct a suitable critique of the ordinary object and its respective ontology, laying the groundwork for a new ontology of the ordinary object. The discussion of concepts and McDowell at the conclusion of the project acts as a lynchpin, connecting our subjective understanding of our experience with the objects of our experience.

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