The asymmetric magnets problem

Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1):479–492 (2006)
There are many controversial theses about intrinsicness and duplication. The first aim of this paper is to introduce a puzzle that shows that two of the uncontroversial sounding ones can’t both be true. The second aim is to suggest that the best way out of the puzzle requires sharpening some distinctions that are too frequently blurred, and adopting a fairly radical reconception of the ways things are.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2006.00116.x
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