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dc.contributor.authorCotnoir, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-09T15:30:05Z
dc.date.available2019-01-09T15:30:05Z
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.identifier256901621
dc.identifier6ba5a88d-1984-40af-9cf9-b1bd70def39d
dc.identifier000687995100002
dc.identifier85059187379
dc.identifier000687995100002
dc.identifier.citationCotnoir , A 2021 , ' Is Weak Supplementation analytic? ' , Synthese , vol. 198 , no. 18 , pp. 4229-4245 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-02066-9en
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4528-7570/work/65702597
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/16818
dc.descriptionThe research and writing of this paper was supported in part by a 2017-2018 Leverhulme Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust.en
dc.description.abstractMereological 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 principle is simply false, and subject to many counterexamples. The aim of this paper is to diagnose the source of this dispute. I’ll suggest that the dispute has arisen by participants failing to be sensitive to two different conceptions of proper parthood: the outstripping conception and the non-identity conception. I’ll argue that the outstripping conception (together with a specific set of definitions for other mereological notions), can deliver the analyticity of Weak Supplementation on at least one sense of ‘analyticity’. I’ll also suggest that the non-identity conception cannot do so independently of considerations to do with mereological extensionality.
dc.format.extent17
dc.format.extent310670
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSyntheseen
dc.subjectMereologyen
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectParthooden
dc.subjectSupplementationen
dc.subjectAnalyticityen
dc.subjectExtensionalityen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccB1en
dc.titleIs Weak Supplementation analytic?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Leverhulme Trusten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-02066-9
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.grantnumberRF-2017-046\10en


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