[SydPhil] Reminder: Michael Duncan @ Mon 3 Jun 2013 13:00 - 14:30 (Current Projects)

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Title: Michael Duncan
Could composite objects be identical to their parts?
The thesis known as Composition as Identity says that a whole is identical  
to its (proper) parts. Although this view has a certain intuitive appeal  
most metaphysicians think that it is either incoherent or obviously false.  
I will argue that it is neither. The main objection to the view is as  
follows: A whole is one in number whereas its parts are many. But objects  
which are identical share all of their properties. So a whole cannot be  
identical to its parts and Composition as Identity is false. I will outline  
several possible responses to this objection. Each response leads to a  
different version of the thesis, none of which is incoherent or obviously  
When: Mon 3 Jun 2013 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: Philosophy Common Room
Calendar: Current Projects
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