Bennett on Parts Twice Over

Philosophia 41 (3):757-761 (2013)
In this paper I outline the main features of Karen Bennett’s (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 1–21, 2011) non-classical mereology, and identify its methodological costs. I argue that Bennett’s mereology cannot account for the composition of structural universals because it cannot explain the mereological difference between isomeric universals, such as being butane and being isobutane. I consider responses, which come at costs to the view.
Keywords Mereology  Parts  Isobutane  Armstrong  Bennett
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-012-9396-z
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David Lewis (1986). Against Structural Universals. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (1):25 – 46.
Karen Bennett (2013). Having a Part Twice Over. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (1):83 - 103.
W. V. Quine (1951). Ontology and Ideology. Philosophical Studies 2 (1):11 - 15.

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