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Rolf Eberle


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Individuals can have internal structure and enter various orderings that are of considerable interest if based on the mereological part-whole relation. Special puzzles arise however when, due to different arrangements, the same mereological whole would seem to have different parts, or different wholes the same parts.




1Faculty of Philosophy, University of Rochester



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