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dc.contributor.authorUzquiano, Gabriel
dc.identifier.citationUzquiano , G 2017 , ' Atomism and composition ' , Thought: A Journal of Philosophy , vol. 6 , no. 4 , pp. 232-240 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 251042634
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85031424566
dc.description.abstractAtomism is the thesis that every object is composed of atoms. This principle is generally regimented by means of an atomicity axiom according to which every object has atomic parts. But there appears to be a sense that something is amiss with atomistic mereology. We look at three concerns, which, while importantly different, involve infinite descending chains of proper parts and have led some to question standard formalizations of atomism and composition in mereology.
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dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.titleAtomism and compositionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studiesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Philosophyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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