Bennett on Parts Twice Over

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Abstract

In this paper I outline the main features of Karen Bennett's (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 1-21, 2011) non-classical mereology, and identify its methodological costs. I argue that Bennett's mereology cannot account for the composition of structural universals because it cannot explain the mereological difference between isomeric universals, such as being butane and being isobutane. I consider responses, which come at costs to the view. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-761
JournalPhilosophia
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

Keywords

  • Armstrong
  • Bennett
  • Isobutane
  • Mereology
  • Parts

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