Occupy wall: a mereological puzzle and the burdens of endurantism

Paul R Daniels

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Endurantists have recently faced a mereological puzzle in various forms. Here I argue that, instead of presenting a genuine worry, the puzzle actually reveals a common misunderstanding about the endurantist ontology. Furthermore, through this discussion of the alleged problem and the misunderstanding which motivates it, I reveal metaphysical commitments the endurantist has that may not be widely recognized. For instance, she is committed to interesting and perhaps controversial views about shape and location. I highlight these commitments and what they mean for the endurantist
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91 - 101
Number of pages11
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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