Priority monism and part/whole dependence

Philosophical Studies 172 (8):2025-2031 (2015)
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Abstract

Priority monism is the view that the cosmos is the only independent concrete object. The paper argues that, pace its proponents, Priority monism is in conflict with the dependence of any whole on any of its parts: if the cosmos does not depend on its parts, neither does any smaller composite.

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