, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 25–33 | Cite as

Multilocation, Fusions and Confusions

  • Claudio CalosiEmail author
  • Damiano Costa


The paper provides a new and detailed critique of Barker and Dowe’s argument against multi-location. This critique is not only novel but also less committal than previous ones in the literature in that it does not require hefty metaphysical assumptions. The paper also provides an analysis of some metaphysical relations between mereological and locational principles.


Multilocation Additivity of location Mereological fusion Extension 



We want to thank two anonymous referees of this journal for their insightful comments and suggestions on a different draft of the paper. Damiano Costa is grateful for support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (doc.mobility funding scheme).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Foundations of ScienceUniversity of UrbinoUrbinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Geneve/University of NeuchatelGeneva/NeuchatelSwitzerland

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