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Atomism, Metaphysical

Jonathan Schaffer

Pages 85 - 89

Most broadly speaking, metaphysical atomism is a view on which certain sorts of entities – the atoms – are granted some sort of privileged metaphysical status. Different versions of metaphysical atomism differ over what they count as an atom, and what sort of privileged metaphysical status is granted.

1Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University

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