• Parthood and Location
    In Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 6, Oxford University Press. 2011.
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    Parthood and Location
    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 6. 2011.
    This chapter argues that from a particularly weak recombination principle and plausible assumptions about the nature of parthood and location, it follows that it is possible that the mereological structure of the material world and that of space-time fail to correspond to one another in very radical ways. The chapter suggests, moreover, that rejecting the possibility of such failures of correspondence leaves us with a choice of no less unappealing alternatives. It also discusses a few ways in wh…Read more