AN UNSTABLE ELIMINATIVISM
Authors: CARROLL, JOHN W.; CARTER, WILLIAM R.
Source: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 86, Number 1, March 2005 , pp. 1-17(17)
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