On being twice as heavy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This note considers a recent challenge to Field's nominalization programme due to Joseph Melia, who argues that Field's treatment of mass involves unacceptable ontological extravagance. I explain how Field can get around the difficulty by adding a new operator to his language. This tactic appears to threaten Field's argument against relationism about space; I argue, however, that this is not a genuine problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages4
JournalPhilosophia Mathematica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Dive into the research topics of 'On being twice as heavy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this