Ideas from 'The Structure of Objects' by Kathrin Koslicki [2008], by Theme Structure
[found in 'The Structure of Objects' by Koslicki,Kathrin [OUP 2008,9780199592517]].
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4. Formal Logic / G. Formal Mereology / 1. Mereology
13258

The 'aggregative' objections says mereology gets existence and location of objects wrong

5. Theory of Logic / B. Logical Consequence / 1. Logical Consequence
13288

Consequence is truthpreserving, either despite substitutions, or in all interpretations

5. Theory of Logic / B. Logical Consequence / 4. Semantic Consequence =
14506

'Roses are red; therefore, roses are colored' seems truthpreserving, but not valid in a system

6. Mathematics / B. Foundations for Mathematics / 6. Mathematical Structuralism / e. Structuralism critique
14505

Some questions concern mathematical entities, rather than whole structures

8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 3. Structural Relations
13289

Structures have positions, constituent types and number, and some invariable parts

8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 6. Categorical Properties
14501

'Categorical' properties exist in the actual world, and 'hypothetical' properties in other worlds

9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 1. Unifying an Object / a. Intrinsic unification
14495

I aim to put the notion of structure or form back into the concepts of part, whole and object

13264

If a whole is just a structure, a dinner party wouldn't need the guests to turn up

9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / c. Statue and clay
14497

The clay is just a part of the statue (its matter); the rest consists of its form or structure

13280

Statue and clay differ in modal and temporal properties, and in constitution

9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 2. Hylomorphism / c. Form as causal
14496

Structure or form are right at the centre of modern rigorous modes of enquiry

9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 6. Constitution of an Object
13279

There are at least six versions of constitution being identity

9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / a. Parts of objects
14498

For threedimensionalist parthood must be a threeplace relation, including times

13283

The parts may be the same type as the whole, like a building made of buildings

9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / c. Wholes from parts
13266

Wholes in modern mereology are intended to replace sets, so they closely resemble them

14500

Wholes are entities distinct from their parts, and have different properties

13281

Wholes are not just their parts; a whole is an entity distinct from the proper parts

26. Natural Theory / B. Natural Kinds / 1. Natural Kinds
14504

The Kripke/Putnam approach to natural kind terms seems to give them excessive stability

26. Natural Theory / B. Natural Kinds / 3. Knowing Kinds
13285

Natural kinds support inductive inferences, from previous samples to the next one

26. Natural Theory / B. Natural Kinds / 4. Source of Kinds
13287

Concepts for species are either intrinsic structure, or relations like breeding or ancestry

26. Natural Theory / B. Natural Kinds / 6. Reference to Natural Kinds
13284

Should vernacular classifications ever be counted as natural kind terms?

26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 11. Against Laws of Nature
13286

There are apparently no scientific laws concerning biological species
