Unextended Complexes

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):257-264 (2016)

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Martin Pickup
Oriel College, Oxford
Abstract
Extended simples are fruitfully discussed in metaphysics. They are entities which are located in a complex region of space but do not themselves have parts. In this paper, I will discuss unextended complexes: entities which are not located at a complex region of space but do themselves have parts. In particular, I focus on one type of unextended complex: pointy complexes. Four areas are indicated where pointy complexes might prove philosophically useful. Unextended complexes are therefore philosophically fruitful, in much the same way as extended simples.
Keywords material objects  space  gunk  metaphysics  location  extended simples  mereology
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.221
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