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Linda Wetzel

Linda Wetzel is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Georgetown University.

Titles by This Author

On Abstract Objects

There is a widely recognized but infrequently discussed distinction between the spatiotemporal furniture of the world (tokens) and the types of which they are instances. Words come in both types and tokens--for example, there is only one word type ‘the’ but there are numerous tokens of it on this page--as do symphonies, bears, chess games, and many other types of things. In this book, Linda Wetzel examines the distinction between types and tokens and argues that types exist (as abstract objects, since they lack a unique spatiotemporal location).