- The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan
- 科学哲学 (ISSN:02893428)
- vol.54, no.2, pp.51-70, 2022-03-31 (Released:2022-03-31)
In this paper, I show what philosophical topics we should examine in order to answer the question “Do holes exist?” First, I point out that the meaning of “concreate” is to be clarified in order to explicate the ontological status of holes. Then, I argue ontological problems of holes in relation to property theory and space-time theory. In my opinion, the ontology of holes should be approached in relation to space-time theory. But in that case, some distinctive features of holes we ordinarily acknowledge might be lost.