Richard Routley

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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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