The bundle theory and the substratum theory: deadly enemies or twin brothers?

  title={The bundle theory and the substratum theory: deadly enemies or twin brothers?},
  author={Jiri Benovsky},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  • Jiri Benovsky
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
In this paper, I explore several versions of the bundle theory and the substratum theory and compare them, with the surprising result that it seems to be true that they are equivalent (in a sense of ‘equivalent’ to be specified). In order to see whether this is correct or not, I go through several steps: first, I examine different versions of the bundle theory with tropes and compare them to the substratum theory with tropes by going through various standard objections and arguing for a tu… 
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