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    • Abelian mereology 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (2015) - Journal article
      In classical extensional mereology, composition is idempotent: if x is part of y, then the sum of x and y is identical to y. In this paper, I provide a systematic and coherent formal mereology for which idempotence fails. ...
    • Is Weak Supplementation analytic? 

      Cotnoir, Aaron (2018-12-27) - Journal article
      Mereological principles are often controversial; perhaps the most stark contrast is between those who claim that Weak Supplementation is analytic—constitutive of our notion of proper parthood—and those who argue that the ...
    • Universalism and junk 

      Cotnoir, A.J. (2014) - Journal article
      Those who accept the necessity of mereological universalism face what has come to be known as the junk argument due to Bohn [2009], which proceeds from (i) the incompatibility of junk with universalism and (ii) the possibility ...