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I ve pirated the Oxford Scholarship Online summaries as a temporary expedient. <BR><BR><B>OSO Note</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>Defends the coherence of the general idea of constitution (without identity) from a number of published criticisms. Here are two examples. First is the criticism that two things consisting of the same atoms (e.g., a statue and a piece of bronze) cannot differ in kind; this criticism is answered by a discussion of essential properties. Second is the criticism from counting: that if x is spatially coincident with y, and x not= y, and x is a statue and y is a statue, then where x is there are two statues. The second criticism is answered by a discussion of the distinction between having a property derivatively and having a property nonderivatively. Also, Chapter 7 discusses criticisms stemming from mereology and supervenience.</li><li>Section Headings:-<BR>1. Constitution and Incoherence<BR>2. Constitution and Mereology<BR>3. Constitution and Supervenience<BR>4. 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