An Argument for the Ontological Innocence of Mereology

Rohan French

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In Parts of Classes David Lewis argued that mereology is ‘ontologically innocent’, mereological notions not incurring additional ontological commitments. Unfortunately, though, Lewis’s argument for this is not fully spelled out. Here we use some formal results concerning translations between formal languages to argue for the ontological innocence of mereology directly.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)683-704
Aantal pagina's22
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - aug-2015

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