Somewhere Together: Location, Parsimony and Multilocation

Erkenntnis:1-17 (forthcoming)
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Abstract

Most of the theories of location on the market appear to be ideologically parsimonious at least in the sense that they take as primitive just one locative notion and define all the other locative notions in terms of it. Recently, however, the possibility of some exotic metaphysical scenarios involving gunky mixtures and extended simple regions of space has been argued to pose a significant threat to parsimonious theories of locations. The aim of this paper is to show that a theory taking as primitive a notion of plural pervasive location and allowing for irreducibly plural locative facts can account for all the putatively problematic scenarios for parsimonious theories of location. Furthermore, I will also argue that the notion of plural pervasive location is compatible with the possibility of multilocation.

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Roberto Loss
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A General Theory of Location Based on the Notion of Entire Location.Fabrice Correia - 2022 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 51 (3):555-582.

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