There are no ordinary things

@article{Unger2004ThereAN,
  title={There are no ordinary things},
  author={Peter Unger},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={117-154}
}
  • P. Unger
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • Synthese
Human experience, it may be said, naturally leads us to have a certain view of reality, which I call the view of common sense. This view is t empered by cultural advance, but in basic fo rm it is similar for all cultures on this planet, even the most primitive and isolated. According to this prevalent view, there are various sorts of ordinary things in the world. Some of these are made by man, such as tables and chairs and spears, and in some ' advanced ' cultures also swizzle sticks and… Expand
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