What Kinds of Physical Substances are there?
Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary)
Source: Hoffman & Rosenkrantz - Substance: Its Nature and Existence, Chapter 5
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Sections

  1. Atoms, Mereological Compounds, and Ordinary Physical Objects
  2. The Problem of Increase
  3. Another Conundrum: Does Mereological Increase Imply that a Thing is a Proper Part of Itself?
  4. The Problem of the Ship of Theseus1
  5. The Scientific Argument against the Reality of Artifacts and Typical Natural Formations
  6. The Explosion of Reality: a Population Explosion for Living Things?
  7. Is there a Principle of Composition for Physical Things?

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