Mereology and Location

2015.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shieva Kleinschmidt (ed.), Mereology and Location, Oxford University Press, 2014, xxxiii + 254pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shieva Kleinschmidt (ed.), Mereology and Location, Oxford University Press, 2014, xxxiii + 254pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199593828. Reviewed by A. J. Cotnoir, University of St Andrews This book is awesome in the same way that a new compendium to the Star Wars expanded universe would be to a super-fan: it feels like Christmas in hardback. But if you're not already into that kind of thing, flipping through the book might leave you quizzical. While the book is really aimed at enthusiasts, my review is aimed at the casual observer and infrequent participant. I'll try to point out some of the more accessible contributions, and highlight some of the interesting results. But first some context. About fifteen to twenty years ago the war over the persistence of material objects was raging. Are objects entirely located at every time in which they exist? Or do objects have temporal parts as well as spatial... . . .

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