A variety of relations widely invoked by philosophers-composition, constitution, realization, micro-basing, emergence, and many others-are species of what I call 'building relations'. I argue that they are conceptually intertwined, articulate what it takes for a relation to count as a building relation, and argue that-contra appearances-it is an open possibility that these relations are all determinates of a common determinable, or even that there is really only one building relation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - May 2011|
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