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The Structure of Objects by Kathrin (University of Colorado, Boulder) Koslicki


The Structure of Objects by Kathrin (University of Colorado, Boulder) Koslicki

The objects we encounter in ordinary life and scientific practice - cars, trees, people, houses, molecules, galaxies, and the like - have long been a fruitful source of perplexity for metaphysicians. The Structure of Objects gives an original analysis of those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in our ordinary, scientifically informed discourse. Koslicki focuses on material objects in particular, or, as metaphysicians like to call them concrete particulars , i.e., objects which occupy a single region of space-time at each time at which they exist and which have a certain range of properties that go along with space-occupancy, such as weight, shape, color, texture, and temperature. The Structure of Objects focuses in particular on the question of how the parts of such objects, assuming that they have parts, are related to the wholes which they compose.


Review from previous edition Philosophers interested in mereological issues will profit from Koslicki's book. * Paul Hovda, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

About the Author

Kathrin Koslicki is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her interests are metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ancient Greek philosophy, particularly Aristotle.

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Publication date

7th October 2010


Kathrin (University of Colorado, Boulder) Koslicki

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Oxford University Press


310 pages


Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
Philosophy of language
Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500



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