Mind 114 (455):615-637 (2005)

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Trenton Merricks
University of Virginia
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‘Restricted composition’ says that there are some composite objects. And it says that some objects jointly compose nothing at all. The main threat to restricted composition is the influential and widely defended Vagueness Argument. We shall see that the Vagueness Argument fails. In seeing how this argument fails, we shall discover a new focus for the debate over composition's extent.
Keywords composition  restricted composition  vagueness
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzi615
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