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Ordinary Objects as Mereological Sums

Kathrin Koslicki

in The Structure of Objects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

The thesis that ordinary material objects are mereological sums in the standard sense has been remarkably popular among three-dimensionalists and four-dimensionalists alike. This chapter considers ... More


Many‐One Identity and the Trinity

Shieva Kleinschmidt

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The doctrine of the Trinity is a conjunction of these three claims: There are three distinct Divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; each Divine Person is God; and there is exactly ... More


Compositional Pluralism and Composition as Identity

Kris McDaniel

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Let’s provisionally understand compositional pluralism as the doctrine that there is more than one basic parthood relation. This chapter investigates to what extent compositional pluralism and ... More


Unrestricted Composition as Identity

Einar Duenger Bohn

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Composition as identity, as understood here, is the thesis that a whole and all its parts collectively is the same thing under two different modes of presentation. Unrestricted composition is the ... More


Composition as Identity

Aaron J. Cotnoir and Donald L. M. Baxter (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Composition is the relation between a whole and its parts—the parts are said to compose the whole; the whole is composed of the parts. But is a whole anything distinct from its parts taken ... More


Composition as Identity: Framing the Debate

A. J. Cotnoir

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Composition is the relation between a whole and its parts—the parts are said to compose the whole; the whole comprises the parts. But is a whole anything over and above its parts taken collectively? ... More


Parts Generate the Whole, But They Are Not Identical to It

Ross P. Cameron

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The connection between whole and part is intimate: not only can we share the same space, but I’m incapable of leaving my parts behind; settle the non-mereological facts and you thereby settle what is ... More


Is there a Plural Object?

Byeong-uk Yi

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A plurality or plural object is a single object that is also many, and pluralitism is the thesis that there is such an object. This chapter argues that pluralitism and closely related theses (e.g. ... More


Consequences of Collapse

Theodore Sider

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

‘Composition as identity’ is the radical claim that the whole is identical to the parts—radical because it implies that a single object can be identical to many objects. Composition as identity, ... More


Donald Baxter’s Composition as Identity

Jason Turner

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter gives a regimented, formalized presentation of Donald Baxter’s theory of Composition as Identity. It highlights how Baxter’s theory differs from the more commonly discussed variant that ... More


Cut the Pie Any Way You Like? Cotnoir on General Identity

Katherine Hawley

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 8

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682904
eISBN:
9780191763083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682904.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This article is a critical discussion of Aaron Cotnoir's 'Composition as General Identity' (chapter 7 in this volume). Discussion focuses on the relation being the same portion of reality as, asking ... More


Composition as Identity, Modal Parts, and Mereological Essentialism

Meg Wallace

in Composition as Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199669615
eISBN:
9780191781643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669615.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Mereological Essentialism (ME) claims that an object is identical to its parts in every world in which it exists. Composition as Identity (CAI) claims that a composite object is (collectively) ... More


The Positions

Daniel Z. Korman

in Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198732532
eISBN:
9780191796760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732532.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter gives a detailed presentation of the permissivist, eliminativist, and conservative theses under discussion. It distinguishes among a variety of different permissive and eliminative ... More


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