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Do folk objects exist? A selective eliminativism says that some do and some don’t. One eye-catching version of this says that tennis players exist, although tennis balls and tennis rackets do not. In our paper, we focus critical attention upon a defense of such a view presented by Trenton Merricks in his book, Objects and Persons. We will show that the argument advanced by Merricks shows either too much or too little.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Philosophy and Religion North Carolina State University

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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