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Manuel Lechthaler
University of Vermont
  1. Making Things Up. By Karen Bennett. [REVIEW]Manuel Lechthaler - forthcoming - Philosophical Quarterly.
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  2. Mereological Composition and Plural Quantifier Semantics.Manuel Lechthaler & Ceth Lightfield - forthcoming - Philosophia:1-16.
    Mereological universalists and nihilists disagree on the conditions for composition. In this paper, we show how this debate is a function of one’s chosen semantics for plural quantifiers. Debating mereologists have failed to appreciate this point because of the complexity of the debate and extraneous theoretical commitments. We eliminate this by framing the debate between universalists and nihilists in a formal model where these two theses about composition are contradictory. The examination of the two theories in the model brings clarity (...)
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    The Tyranny of Science. By Paul K. Feyerabend. [REVIEW]Manuel Lechthaler - 2013 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 16:386-389.
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    Starting with Wittgenstein. By Chon Tejedor. [REVIEW]Manuel Lechthaler - 2014 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 33 (1):149-151.
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    Composition and Identities.Manuel Lechthaler - 2017 - Dissertation, University of Otago
    Composition as Identity is the view that an object is identical to its parts taken collectively. I elaborate and defend a theory based on this idea: composition is a kind of identity. Since this claim is best presented within a plural logic, I develop a formal system of plural logic. The principles of this system differ from the standard views on plural logic because one of my central claims is that identity is a relation which comes in a variety of (...)
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