Composition as identity and plural Cantor's theorem

Einar Duenger Bohn



In this paper, I argue that the thesis of Composition as Identity blocks the plural version of Cantor’s Theorem, and that this in turn has implications for our use of Cantor’s theorem in metaphysics. As an example, I show how this result blocks a recent argument by Hawthorne and Uzquiano, and might be turned around to become an abductive argument for Composition as Identity


composition as identity; Cantor’s theorem; mereology; modal realism; necessitism

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