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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 84, Issue 1, Winter 2010

Patrick Toner
Pages 25-48

On Substance

In this paper, I offer a theory of substance. There are three steps in the argument. First, I present and explain my definition of substance. Second, I argue that the definition yields the right results: that is, my definition rules that (among other things) events and universals, privations and piles of trash, are not substances, but at least some ordinary physical objects are. Third, I defend the definition by rebutting two obvious objections to it.

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