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Single Idea 10678

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 5. Composition of an Object]

Full Idea

The relation of composition seems to be indispensable in a correct account of the part-whole relation for individuals.

Gist of Idea

The relation of composition is indispensable to the part-whole relation for individuals


Keith Hossack (Plurals and Complexes [2000], 7)

Book Reference

-: 'British Soc for the Philosophy of Science' [-], p.427

A Reaction

This is the culmination of a critical discussion of mereology and ontological atomism. At first blush it doesn't look as if 'composition' has much chance of being a precise notion, and it will be plagued with vagueness.