Counting Composites

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 100 (4):695-710 (2022)
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I defend the thesis that Composition Entails Identity (CEI): that is, a whole is identical to all of its parts, taken together. CEI seems to be inconsistent, since it seems to require that the parts of a whole possess incompatible number properties (for instance, being one thing and being many things). I show that these number properties are, in fact, compatible.

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Jonathan D. Payton
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