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Authors

Richard Routley

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1980

Abstract

To those who have troubled to learn its ways, the jungle is not the world of fear, danger and chaos popularly imagined and repeatedly portrayed by Hollywood, but a complex, beautiful and valuable biological community which obeys discoverable ecological laws. So it is with Meinong's theory of objects, which has often been disparaged, under the "jungle" epithet, as a place to be avoided or razed. Indeed the theory of objects does share some of the beauty and complexity, richness and value of a jungle: the system is not chaotic but conforms to precise logical principles, and in resolving philosophical problems, both longstanding and new, it is invaluable.

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