Composition as Abstraction

Journal of Philosophy 114 (9):453-470 (2017)
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The existence of mereological sums can be derived from an abstraction principle in a way analogous to numbers. I draw lessons for the thesis that “composition is innocent” from neo-Fregeanism in the philosophy of mathematics.
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