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Against mereological nihilism

Tallant, Jonathan

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Jonathan Tallant



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2013
Journal Synthese
Print ISSN 0039-7857
Electronic ISSN 0039-7857
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Tallant, J. (2013). Against mereological nihilism. Synthese, doi:10.1007/s11229-013-0343-8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-013-0343-8
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11229-013-0343-8
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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