Parthood and Location

Raul Saucedo*

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    This chapter argues that from a particularly weak recombination principle and plausible assumptions about the nature of parthood and location, it follows that it is possible that the mereological structure of the material world and that of space-time fail to correspond to one another in very radical ways. The chapter suggests, moreover, that rejecting the possibility of such failures of correspondence leaves us with a choice of no less unappealing alternatives. It also discusses a few ways in which their possibility is relevant to various important debates in metaphysics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOxford Studies in Metaphysics
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191725418
    ISBN (Print)9780199603039
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2011


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