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Single Idea 12795

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / a. Parts of objects]

Full Idea

The notion of a part is such that parts must be of the same very general type - concrete, material or physical, for instance - as the wholes of which they are (said to be) parts.

Gist of Idea

Parts must be of the same very general type as the wholes


Henry Laycock (Words without Objects [2006], 2.9)

Book Reference

Laycock,Henry: 'Words without Objects' [OUP 2006], p.95

A Reaction

The phrase 'same very general type' cries out for investigation. Can an army contain someone who isn't much of a soldier? Can the Treasury contain a fear of inflation?

Related Idea

Idea 18998 Parthood lacks the restriction of kind which most relations have [Yablo]