Composition is Identity and Mereological Nihilism

Philosophical Quarterly 66 (263):219-235 (2016)
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Claudio Calosi
Université de Genève
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Composition is Identity is the thesis that a whole is, strict and literally, its parts considered collectively. Mereological Nihilism is the thesis that there are no composite objects whatsoever instead. This paper argues that they are equivalent, at least insofar as Composition is Identity is phrased in a particular way. It then addresses some consequences of such equivalence.
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