Mereology, Modality and Magic

Katherine Jane Hawley

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If the property being a methane molecule is a universal, then it is a structural universal: objects instantiate being a methane molecule just in case they have the right sorts of proper parts arranged in the right sort of way. Lewis argued that there can be no satisfactory account of structural universals; in this paper I provide a satisfactory account.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-133
Number of pages17
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number1
Early online date8 Dec 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Structural universals
  • modality
  • universals
  • David Lewis


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