Philosophy colloquium: David Nicolas (Online event)

Title: Mixtures and Mass Terms

By David Nicolas (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Date: Tuesday November 9, 2021

Time: 1330-1530 (GMT+3)

This is an online event. All are welcome. If you would like to listen to the talk please click on the following link when the event is due to begin. 

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Meeting ID: 265 888 6802 Passcode: 970143

Abstract: In this presentation, I show that the semantics one adopts for mass terms constrains the metaphysical claims one can make about mixtures like lemonade. I first expose why mixtures challenge a singularist approach based on mereological sums. After discussing an alternative, non-singularist approach, I take chemistry into account and explain how it changes our perspective on these issues.



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