Mereology and Location

Hardcover | February 3, 2014

EditorShieva Kleinschmidt

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A team of leading philosophers presents original work on theories of parthood and of location. Topics covered include how we ought to axiomatise our mereology, whether we can reduce mereological relations to identity or to locative relations, whether Mereological Essentialism is true,different ways in which entities persist through space, time, spacetime, and even hypertime, conflicting intuitions we have about space, and what mereology and propositions can tell us about one another. The breadth and accessibility of the papers make this volume an excellent introduction for those not yet working on these topics. Further, the papers contain important contributions to these central areas of metaphysics, and thus are essential reading for anyone working in the field.

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A team of leading philosophers presents original work on theories of parthood and of location. Topics covered include how we ought to axiomatise our mereology, whether we can reduce mereological relations to identity or to locative relations, whether Mereological Essentialism is true,different ways in which entities persist through spa...

Shieva Kleinschmidt is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California, working in metaphysics. She has published in Philosophical Perspectives, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophical Studies.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pagesPublished:February 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199593825

ISBN - 13:9780199593828

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Table of Contents

Shieva Kleinschmidt: IntroductionMereology1. Josh Parsons: The Many Primitives of Mereology2. Kris McDaniel: Parthood is Identity3. Gabriel Uzquiano: Mereology and ModalityMereology and Location4. Peter Simons: Where It's At: Modes of Occupation and Kinds of Occupant5. Ned Markosian: A Spatial Approach to Mereology6. Daniel Nolan: Balls and All7. Peter Forrest: Conflicting Intuitions About SpaceInteraction with Other Topics8. Hud Hudson: Transhypertime Identity9. Cody Gilmore: Parts of Propostions10. Kathrin Koslicki: Mereological Sums and Singular TermsNotes on the ContributorsBibliographyIndex