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Totally prolonged and revised, A better half to Metaphysics 2d Edition incorporates a part of special assessment essays from well known metaphysicians, and the addition of greater than 30 new encyclopedic entries, taking the variety of entries to over three hundred.

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  • Features greater than 30 all-new "A to Z" entries
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75– 6). Some of the items listed earlier do not indisputably qualify as objects by this criterion: for example, waves do not. In what follows we shall restrict our attention for the most part to material objects. However, it is important to recognize that the notion of a material object is still a very broad notion indeed. Crucially, material objects do not collectively constitute a sort or kind in the sense discussed earlier. In other words, “material object” is not a sortal term and does not express or convey a sortal concept.

Serious Uses of Fictional Names” (forthcoming). : “Nonexistence,” Noûs 32:3 (1998), 277–319. : “Language-Created LanguageIndependent Entities,” Philosophical Topics 24:1 (1996), 149–67. : Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979). Thomasson, A. : Fiction and Metaphysics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). Thomasson, A. : “Speaking of Fictional Characters,” Dialectica 57:2 (2003), 207– 26. : “Creatures of Fiction,” American Philosophical Quarterly 14:4 (1977), 299–308.

In such a case, Frankfurt argues, Jones could well have been morally responsible for his choice, since Jones acted on his own and Black did not intervene. Yet Jones could not have done otherwise, since, if he had given any indication of choosing otherwise, Black would not have let him. So it seems that Jones can be morally responsible for his choice even though he could not have done otherwise: and PAP is false. As with the Consequence Argument, an enormous literature has developed around these Frankfurt-style examples.

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