Critical Notices/Études critiques

Van Inwagen's New Clothes*

John Bigelowa1

a1 Monash University

No idea sounds so silly that no ancient Greek fervently defended it. I hope we do not lose sight of the value there is in studying the Greeks. Yet it is even better to do as they did and not just to study what they said.


* Peter van Inwagen, Material Beings (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1990), viii + 299 pp., $32.50. Page references are to this work.