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Product Description: Most contemporary metaphysicians are sceptical about the reality of familiar objects such as dogs and trees, people and desks, cells and stars. They prefer an ontology of the spatially tiny or temporally tiny. Tiny microparticles 'dog-wise arranged' explain the appearance, they say, that there are dogs; microparticles obeying microphysics collectively cause anything that a baseball appears to cause; temporal stages collectively sustain the illusion of enduring objects that persist across changes...read more
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9781107003231 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 14, 2011, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Most contemporary metaphysicians are sceptical about the reality of familiar objects such as dogs and trees, people and desks, cells and stars.

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9781107665781 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 19, 2013), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Most contemporary metaphysicians are sceptical about the reality of familiar objects such as dogs and trees, people and desks, cells and stars.

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Product Description: In Real Natures and Familiar Objects Crawford Elder defends, with qualifications, the ontology of common sense. He argues that we exist -- that no gloss is necessary for the statement "human beings exist" to show that it is true of the world as it really is -- and that we are surrounded by many of the medium-sized objects in which common sense believes...read more
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9780262050753 | Bradford Books, April 1, 2004, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: In Real Natures and Familiar Objects Crawford Elder defends, with qualifications, the ontology of common sense.

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9780262550628 | Bradford Books, September 1, 2005, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In Real Natures and Familiar Objects Crawford Elder defends, with qualifications, the ontology of common sense.

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