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2018.03.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Karen Bennett, Making Things Up, Oxford University Press, 2017, 260pp., $60.00, ISBN 9780199682683. Reviewed by Louis deRosset, University of Vermont It is very plausible to think that the pair set {Socrates, Plato} is somehow generated from Socrates and Plato; that table salt is made up of sodium and chloride; that my head, torso, arms, and legs collectively constitute me; and that the fact that it is both cloudy and chilly is grounded (collectively) in the fact that it is cloudy and the fact that it is chilly. In each case, it seems that something is somehow determined to be or to be the case by some things that make it up, generate, ground, or constitute it. More generally, philosophers are often moved to consider the question of what “makes up” a certain phenomenon; what “gives... Read More

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