Bennett on Parts Twice Over
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- Fisher, A.R.J. Philosophia (2013) 41: 757. doi:10.1007/s11406-012-9396-z
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In this paper I outline the main features of Karen Bennett’s (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 1–21, 2011) non-classical mereology, and identify its methodological costs. I argue that Bennett’s mereology cannot account for the composition of structural universals because it cannot explain the mereological difference between isomeric universals, such as being butane and being isobutane. I consider responses, which come at costs to the view.