- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction and History -- 1.Composition as Identity / A. J. Cotnoir -- 2.On Bits and Pieces in the History of Philosophy / J. Deborah Brown -- pt. II Ontological Commitments of CAI -- 3.Counting and Countenancing / C. Achille Varzi -- 4.Ontological Innocence / Katherine Hawley -- 5.Parts Generate the Whole, But They Are Not Identical to It / P. Ross Cameron -- pt. III Metaphysical Commitments of CAI -- 6.Composition as Identity, Modal Parts, and Mereological Essentialism / Meg Wallace -- 7.Compositional Pluralism and Composition as Identity / Kris McDaniel -- 8.Unrestricted Composition as Identity / Einar Duenger Bohn -- pt. IV Logical Commitments of CAI -- 9.Is there a Plural Object? / Byeong-uk Yi -- 10.Logical Considerations on Composition as Identity / Paul Hovda -- 11.Consequences of Collapse / Theodore Sider -- pt. V Indiscernibility and CAI -- 12.Donald Baxter's Composition as Identity / Jason Turner -- 13.Identity, Discernibility, and Composition / L. M. Donald Baxter.
- Composition is the relation between a whole and its parts - the parts are said to compose the whole; the whole is composed of the parts. But is a whole anything distinct from its parts taken collectively? It is often said that 'a whole is nothing over and above its parts'; but what might we mean by that? Could it be that a single whole just is its many parts? This collection of essays is the first of its kind to focus on the relationship between composition and identity.
- 9780191781643 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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