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Single Idea 17557

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / c. Wholes from parts]

Full Idea

The Special Composition Question asks, In what circumstances is a thing a (proper) part of something?

Gist of Idea

Special Composition Question: when is a thing part of something?


Peter van Inwagen (Material Beings [1990], 02)

Book Reference

Inwagen,Peter van: 'Material Beings' [Cornell 1995], p.21

A Reaction

[He qualifies this formulation as 'misleading'] It's a really nice basic question for the metaphysics of objects.