The Argument from Vagueness.

Daniel Z. Korman

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Universalism is the thesis that composition is unrestricted: for any non-overlapping objects, those objects compose something. One of the most influential arguments for universalism is the argu- ment from vagueness, first advanced by David Lewis and later elaborated and defended by Theodore Sider. I supply a reconstruction of the argument and survey a variety of responses to it.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-901
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2010


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