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Are the statue and the clay mutual parts?

Are the statue and the clay mutual parts?
Are the statue and the clay mutual parts?
Are a material object, such as a statue, and its constituting matter, the clay, parts of one another? One wouldn't have thought so, and yet a number of philosophers have argued that they are. I review the arguments for this surprising claim showing how they all fail. I then consider two arguments against the view concluding that there are both pre‐theoretical and theoretical considerations for denying that the statue and the clay are mutual parts.
1468-0068
23-50
Walters, Lee
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Walters, Lee
6588848d-16fa-41f1-a94b-c339c3428c13

Walters, Lee (2019) Are the statue and the clay mutual parts? Noûs, 53 (1), 23-50. (doi:10.1111/nous.12204).

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Are a material object, such as a statue, and its constituting matter, the clay, parts of one another? One wouldn't have thought so, and yet a number of philosophers have argued that they are. I review the arguments for this surprising claim showing how they all fail. I then consider two arguments against the view concluding that there are both pre‐theoretical and theoretical considerations for denying that the statue and the clay are mutual parts.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 March 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 April 2017
Published date: 18 February 2019
Organisations: Philosophy

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Local EPrints ID: 402561
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/402561
ISSN: 1468-0068
PURE UUID: 0bc9c5a8-ee7b-4231-8f7d-5ed245c31ffc

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Date deposited: 11 Nov 2016 15:07
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 06:02

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