Mereological Essentialism and Chisholm on Parts, Wholes, and Primary Things
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity
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Editors’ Abstract1

  1. (This essay, now abbreviated and reorganized) is a critical exposition of Roderick Chisholm's account of primary things, his mereological essentialism, and his defence of the principle that all the proper parts of a thing are essential to it.

Comment:

Originally "Mereological Essentialism: Asymmetrical Essential Dependence and the Nature of Continuants" in Ernest Sosa (Ed.), Essays on the Philosophy of Roderick M Chisholm, Grazer Philosophische Studien, 7/8 (Amsterdam), 1979, pp. 297-315



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