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By Roberto Casati

This attention-grabbing research at the borderlines of metaphysics, daily geometry, and the speculation of notion seeks to respond to easy questions: Do holes rather exist? And if that is so, what are they? Holes are between entities that down-to-earth philosophers want to expel from their ontological stock. Casati and Varzi argue in prefer in their life and discover the results of this unorthodox approach—odd as those could seem. They research the ontology of holes, their geometry, their part-whole relatives, their identification, their causal position, and the methods we understand them. A Bradford publication

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Is that plausible at all? And if objects are made of space, how do they differ from holes? The answer to the last question is not difficult : Both holes and material objects are made of space; however, unlike material objects, holes are made of spaceonly. This raises the further question of the difference between holes and regions of space, for one can say that regions of space, too , are made of space. But again the solution is not difficult : Holes are things that can both (i ) be made of spaceonly and (ii ) be not identical with someregion of space.

Obviously the perfect filler of, say, a perforating tunnel and a hollow may be homeomorphic (or even isomorphic). , an object with a tunnel and one with a hollow neednot be topologically equivalent. 5). , too big or too small) relative to some other hole. , if x gets bigger or smaller). -. bI! 5 A tunnel(a), a hollow(b), anda cavity(c) with the sameperfectfiller. Fillers and Skins As a consequence , it is clear that although some fillers can completely hole at the same time, no filler can do so in a perfect one fill more than way.

Two ways of counting surfaces . We are back to surfaces, then. And our this time is their number. The question has amply beendiscussed: problem How many surfacesdoesa cube have? Six, according to one intuition ; just one, according to another intuition . One can draw a distinction here betweenthe faces of an object and its surface(or surfaces). A face is a part of the surface that is isolated from other parts of that surface, though not disconnectedfrom them. Thus, if an object has one isolated face, it has at least two of them: being a face is a relational property .

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