Vagueness and Arbitrariness: Merricks on Composition
Barnes (Elizabeth)
Source: Mind, Vol. 116, No. 461 (Jan., 2007), pp. 105-113
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  1. In this paper I respond to "Merricks (Trenton) - Composition and Vagueness" (2005).
  2. I argue that Merricks's paper faces the following difficulty: he claims to provide independent motivation for denying one of the premisses of the Lewis-Sider1 vagueness argument for unrestricted composition, but the alleged motivation he provides begs the question.

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