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  1. Ontology and Properties 10 items
    1. On What There Is - Willard V. Quine 1948

      Article Essential

    2. The problems of philosophy - Bertrand Russell 1998

      Book Essential Please read chapter 9, "The World of Universals".

    3. Statements about Universals - Frank Jackson 1977

      Article Essential

    4. Russell on Universals - J. O. Urmson 1986-3

      Article Further

    5. Metaphysics: a guide and anthology - Tim Crane, Katalin Farkas 2004

      Book Essential See: Selection from Universals, pp. 235-248, available online.

    6. Holes - David Lewis, Stephanie Lewis 08/1970

      Article Recommended

    7. New work for a theory of universals - David Lewis 12/1983

      Article Further This article makes an influential distinction between 'sparse properties' and 'abundant properties'.

    8. On the Elements of Being: I - Donald C. Williams 1953

      Article Further A classic articulation and defence of trope theory.

    9. The Metaphysics of Properties - A. OLIVER 01/01/1996

      Article Essential

  2. Material Objects 21 items
    1. Bare Particulars - Edwin B. Allaire 1963

      Article Essential

    2. When Are Objects Parts? - Peter van Inwagen 1987

      Article Essential

    3. "Bare particulars" - Theodore Sider 12/2006

      Article Recommended

    4. No bare particulars - Andrew M. Bailey 2012-3

      Article Further

    5. A World of Universals - John O'Leary-Hawthorne and J. A. Cover 1998

      Article Further

    6. The Paradox of Increase - Eric T. Olson 2006

      Article Essential

    7. Material constitution - Michael C. Rea 1997

      Book Further This collects many of the key contributions to this debate.

    8. The Argument from Vagueness - Daniel Z. Korman 10/2010

      Article Recommended

    9. Vagueness, Multiplicity and Parts - Daniel Nolan 12/2006

      Article Recommended

    10. Material beings - Peter Van Inwagen 1990

      Book 

    11. Parts and Wholes - Kris McDaniel 05/2010

      Article 

    12. Objects and persons - Trenton Merricks, Oxford University Press 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    13. Individuals: an essay in revisionary metaphysics - Shamik Dasgupta 2009-7

      Article Recommended This essay develops a version of eliminativism about objects; what van Cleve would call a "new bundle theory".

    14. I.—THE IDENTITY OF INDISCERNIBLES - MAX BLACK 1952

      Article Recommended The source for the classic example involving two spheres.

  3. Time 15 items
    1. The Unreality of Time - J. Ellis McTaggart 1908

      Article Essential

    2. Changes in Events and Changes in Things - A.N. Prior

      Chapter Recommended Pp. 464-473 available online.

    3. The Myth of Passage - Donald C. Williams 1951

      Article Essential

    4. Mctaggart on Time - Judith Jarvis Thomson 10/2001

      Article Essential

    5. Real time II - D. H. Mellor 1998

      Book Further

    6. Time and space - Barry Dainton c2010

      Book Further

    7. The Philosophy of time - Robin Le Poidevin, Murray MacBeath 1993

      Book Further

    8. Modality and Tense - Kit Fine 14/07/2005

      Book Further Suggests a new way of responding to McTaggart. Warning: difficult reading!

    9. An introduction to ontology - Nikk Effingham, Askews & Holts Library Services 2013

      Book  See: Time

  4. Textbooks 4 items
    1. Varieties of things: foundations of contemporary metaphysics - Cynthia Macdonald 2005

      Book 

    2. Metaphysics: a contemporary introduction - Michael J. Loux c2002

      Book  This is particularly helpful on the topics of universals and material objects.

    3. A survey of metaphysics - E. J. Lowe 2002

      Book 

    4. Contemporary metaphysics: an introduction - Michael Jubien 1997

      Book 

  5. Anthologies 6 items
    1. Arguing about metaphysics - Michael C. Rea 2009

      Book 

    2. Metaphysics: a guide and anthology - Tim Crane, Katalin Farkas 2004

      Book  Pp. 464-473 available online.

    3. Metaphysics: an anthology - Jaegwon Kim, Ernest Sosa 1999

      Book 

    4. Contemporary debates in metaphysics - Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne, Dean W. Zimmerman 2008

      Book 

    5. Metaphysics: the big questions - Peter Van Inwagen, Dean W. Zimmerman 2008

      Book  Pp. 450-456 available online.

    6. Contemporary readings in the foundations of metaphysics - Stephen Laurence, Cynthia Macdonald 1998

      Book