Holes and Other Superficialities

Holes and Other Superficialities

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Publisher's Synopsis

This fascinating investigation on the borderlines of metaphysics, everyday geometry, and the theory of perception seeks to answer two basic questions: Do holes really exist? And if so, what are they? Holes are among entities that down-to-earth philosophers would like to expel from their ontological inventory. Casati and Varzi argue in favor of their existence and explore the consequences of this unorthodox approach-odd as these might appear. They examine the ontology of holes, their geometry, their part-whole relations, their identity, their causal role, and the ways we perceive them.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780262531337
Publisher: MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 454g
Height: 227mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 15mm