Borderline simple or extremely simple

@inproceedings{Hawley2004BorderlineSO,
  title={Borderline simple or extremely simple},
  author={Katherine Hawley},
  year={2004}
}
In his Material Beings, Peter van Inwagen distinguishes two questions about parthood. What are the conditions necessary and sufficient for some things jointly to compose a whole? What are the conditions necessary and sufficient for a thing to have proper parts? The first of these, the Special Composition Question (SCQ), has been widely discussed, and David Lewis has argued that an important constraint on any answer to the SCQ is that it should not permit borderline cases of composition. This is… CONTINUE READING

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