Against mereological nihilism

Tallant, Jonathan (2013) Against mereological nihilism. Synthese . ISSN 0039-7857

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Abstract

I argue that mereological nihilism fails because it cannot answer (what I describe as) the special arrangement question: when is it true that the xs (the mereological simples) are arranged F-wise? I suggest that the answers given in the literature fail and that the obvious responses that could be made look to undermine the motivations for adopting nihilism in the first place.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1001397
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-013-0343-8
Depositing User: Wahid, Ms. Haleema
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 07:30
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2393

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