Nonexistent Objects

Meinong and Contemporary Philosophy

  • Kenneth J. Perszyk

Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kenneth J. Perszyk
    Pages 1-38
  3. Kenneth J. Perszyk
    Pages 39-91
  4. Kenneth J. Perszyk
    Pages 151-223
  5. Kenneth J. Perszyk
    Pages 224-285
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 286-307

About this book


Issues surrounding the status and nature of `nonexistent objects' constitute one of philosophy's oldest and densest thickets. In this book Perszyk takes his readers surefootedly through this thicket, informed both historically and at the level of contemporary discussion of relevant themes. His main aim is to develop a `bundle' or `set of properties' interpretation of Meinong's theory of nonexistent objects (as opposed to a set of properties neo-Meinongian metaphysics), and to defend this nonstandard interpretation against competing views in both the philosophical and scholarly literature on Meinong. The Meinong who emerges is neither the hero nor the villain his friends and foes have commonly led us to believe.
This clearly written book is a valuable addition both to the literature on Meinong and to contemporary metaphysics of modality. It is written for students and professionals interested in these, and related, areas.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Perszyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4319-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8214-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4530
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