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The Mind in Nature$
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C. B. Martin

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234103

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.001.0001

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Parts and Wholes

Parts and Wholes

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(p.35) 4 Parts and Wholes
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The Mind in Nature
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.003.0004

This chapter provides a compositional model for parts and wholes that involves no reference to supervenience embellishments. It argues against conditional reductions of dispositions, thus opening the way for a realist conception of dispositionality. The model is put forward against the need for abstract entities, or possible, that is, alternative-to-our worlds and in favour of reference only to the nonabstract actual world in dealing with counterfactuals and negative existentials.

Keywords:   compositional model, physics, ontology, realist conception, abstract entities

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