<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Gilmore (Cody) - Location and Mereology (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23316.htm">Location and Mereology</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/G/Author_Gilmore (Cody).htm">Gilmore (Cody)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2013-18</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23316.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Substantivalists believe that there are regions of space or spacetime. Many substantivalists also believe that there are entities (people, tables, social groups, electrons, fields, holes, events, tropes, <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">universals</A><SUP>1</SUP>, & ) that are located at regions. These philosophers face questions about the relationship between located entities and the regions at which they are located. Are located entities identical to their locations, as supersubstantivalists maintain? Are they entirely separate from their locations, in the sense that they share no parts with them? </li><li>Without prejudging these metaphysical questions, some philosophers have formulated logics of location  typically in the form of groups of axioms or axiom-schemas governing a location relation and its interaction with parthood and other mereological relations. One main aim of these logics is to capture the ways in which the mereological properties of and relations between located entities must mirror the mereological properties of and relations between the locations of those entities. </li><li>The recent literature focuses largely on three questions, each corresponding to a different way in which the relevant mirroring might fail: <ul type="disc"><li>Say that two entities <b>interpenetrate</b> just in case they do not share parts but their exact locations do. Is interpenetration possible? </li><li>Say that an <b>extended simple</b> is an entity that has no proper parts but is exactly located at a region that does have proper parts. Are extended simples possible? </li><li>Say that an entity is <b>multilocated</b> just in case it is exactly located at more than one region. Is multilocation possible? </li></ul></li><li>The present article surveys recent work on these questions and addresses a number of other issues along the way. </li></ol></FONT><BR><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Preliminaries: Spacetime and Parthood </li><li>Location <BR>&rarr; 2.1 Which Location Relation is Fundamental? <BR>&rarr; 2.2 The Pure Logic of Location </li><li>Interaction with Parthood </li><li>Interpenetration <BR>&rarr; 4.1 For Interpenetration #1: from <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">Universals</A><SUP>2</SUP> or Tropes <BR>&rarr; 4.2 For Interpenetration #2: from Material Objects and Conceivability <BR>&rarr; 4.3 For Interpenetration #3: from Bosons <BR>&rarr; 4.4 For Interpenetration #4: from Recombination <BR>&rarr; 4.5 Against Interpenetration #1: from Supersubstantivalism </li><li>Extended Simples <BR>&rarr; 5.1 For Extended Simples #1: from Conceivability <BR>&rarr; 5.2 For Extended Simples #2: from String Theory <BR>&rarr; 5.3 For Extended Simples #3: from Recombination <BR>&rarr; 5.4 Against Extended Simples #1: Supersubstantivalism <BR>&rarr; 5.5 Against Extended Simples #2: from Qualitative Variation </li><li>Multilocation <BR>&rarr; 6.1 For Multilocation #1: from Conceivability <BR>&rarr; 6.2 For Multilocation #2: from Recombination <BR>&rarr; 6.3 For Multilocation #3: from Examples <BR>&rarr; 6.4 Against Multilocation #1: from Definition <BR>&rarr; 6.5 Against Multilocation #2: from Supersubstantivalism <BR>&rarr; 6.6 Against Multilocation #3: from Change </li><li>Further Issues </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>First published Fri Jun 7, 2013; substantive revision Mon Mar 12, 2018<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T10:05" pubdate>02/08/2018 10:05:51</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>