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The Structure of Objects

Kathrin Koslicki

Abstract

The main purpose of this book is to give an analysis of ordinary material objects, those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in ordinary, scientifically informed discourse. Particular focus is placed on the question of how the parts of such objects are related to the wholes which they compose. Many philosophers today find themselves in the grip of an exceedingly deflationary conception of what it means to be an object, according to which any plurality of objects, no matter how disparate or gerry-mandered, itself composes an object, even if the objects in question fail t ... More

Keywords: part, whole, object, composition, structure, mereology, unity, kind, form, matter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199539895
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathrin Koslicki, author
University of Colorado, Boulder
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