Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Jocelyn D. Gardner
What are the ordinary objects we sense? More precisely, how do we characterize the nature of their existence? In this exploration, we consider possible theories about the structure of concrete particulars, engaging with topics including attributes, universals, intrinsic unity, Identity of Indiscernibles, change, and more. Once we understand each theory, we evaluate it. In the end, can we find a suitable theory that coheres with our intuitive understanding of the ‘things’ we take for granted?
Gardner, Jocelyn D., "Toward Better Things: Characterizing the Ontological Structure of Concrete Particulars" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1013.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.