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Against mereological nihilism

Tallant, Jonathan

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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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2013
Deposit Date Apr 14, 2014
Publicly Available Date Apr 14, 2014
Journal Synthese
Print ISSN 0039-7857
Electronic ISSN 0039-7857
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-013-0343-8
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1001397
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11229-013-0343-8

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