Abstract Objects

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Philosophers often debate the existence of such things as numbers and propositions, and say that if these objects exist, they are abstract. But what does it mean to call something ‘abstract’? And do we have good reason to believe in the existence of abstract objects? This Element addresses those questions, putting newcomers to these debates in a position to understand what they concern and what are the most influential considerations at work in this area of metaphysics. And it also provides advice on which lines of discussion promise to be the most fruitful.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781009241373
ISBN (Print)9781009467858, 9781009241403
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameElements in Metaphysics
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)2633-9854
ISSN (Electronic)2633-9862


  • nominalism
  • platonism
  • abstract objects
  • metaphysics
  • ontology


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