A Puzzle Concerning Boundaries, Dependence, and Parthood

Analytic Philosophy 56 (2):169-176 (2015)
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This paper presents three claims concerning boundaries, dependence and parthood. The claims are intuitively plausible, but cannot, at face value, all be true on pain of contradiction. Each of the three claims is shown to be more plausible than its converse and some solutions to the puzzle are presented

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