The incompatibility of composition as identity, priority pluralism, and irreflexive grounding

Analytic Philosophy 52 (3):171-174 (2011)
Some have it that wholes are, somehow, identical to their parts. This doctrine is as alluring as it is puzzling. But in this paper, I show that the doctrine is inconsistent with two widely accepted theses. Something has to go.
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DOI 10.1111/j.2153-960X.2011.00525.x
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