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The Structure of Objects

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Kathrin Koslicki offers an analysis of ordinary material objects, those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in ordinary, scientifically informed discourse. She focuses particularly on the question of how the parts of such objects are related to the wholes which they compose.
Many philosophers today find themselves in the grip of an exceedingly defla
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 17th 2008)
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Rowland Bismark
Nov 01, 2010 Rowland Bismark rated it liked it
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From the Preface: "The main purpose of this book is to give an analysis of ordinary material objects, those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in ordinary, scientifically informed discourse." The focus is on themereological aspects of such an analysis: composition, constitution, the relation of part to whole, etc. The thesis is that the proper analysis will accord a prominent place to structure, in a rather robust neo-Aristotelian manner: objects have formal as
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My commentary on this book, published in Humana.Mente, is available here: http://www.humanamente.eu/PDF/Issue_19_Commentary_Tahko.pdf
Matt
May 05, 2011 Matt rated it it was ok
I thought this book was a bore. I also thought that there were some real confusions. But for a good philosophical review look at the bottom of this page:

http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/merr...
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