Philosophical Studies 135 (3):407-423 (2007)

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Shieva Kleinschmidt
University of Southern California
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I examine the implications of positing stuff as a way to avoid colocation in the case of the statue and the bronze that constitutes it. When characterising stuff, it’s intuitive to say we often individuate stuff kinds by appealing to things and their relations. I argue that if this intuition is correct, there are important restrictions on how we can characterise stuff in order to avoid colocated portions of stuff.
Keywords stuff  constitution  coincidence  colocation
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-007-9075-2
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