The Metaphysics of Establishments

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I present two puzzles about the metaphysics of establishments (e.g., stores and restaurants). The first puzzle is that, while there is good reason to think that they are constituted by the buildings they occupy, there also is good reason to think that they can exist without being constituted by anything and that nothing that’s constituted can ever become unconstituted. The second is that, while there is good reason to think that they are material objects, there also is good reason to think they exhibit a certain kind of mind-dependence that no material object can have. I defend a solution to the puzzles according to which establishments are neither constituted nor material objects.
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