Guise Theory Revisited

  • Francesco Orilia Università di Macerata, Italy
Keywords: Neo-Meinongian, sameness relations, Castañeda’s guise theory


Castañeda’s guise theory is a peculiarly interesting Neo-Meinongian approach, in virtue of its bundle-theoretic and anti-representationalist features. But it also has some problematic aspects. It crucially relies on a series of sameness relations, such as consubstantiation or consociation, but this list is incomplete. Moreover, guise theory is hindered by its view of the sameness relations as forms of predication alternative to what may be called, following Plantinga, standard predication. This paper thus proposes a revised version of guise theory that acknowledges two additional sameness relations and standard predication.

How to Cite
Orilia, F. (2013). Guise Theory Revisited. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 6(25), 53-76. Retrieved from