Peter Van Inwagen on Material Beings
Abstract:Peter van Inwagen’s book Material Beings is centered on the special composition question: the question of when some simples constitute a complex object. Van Inwagen’s answer to this question is that simples only constitute a complex object when they constitute an organism. I argue that van Inwagen’s reasoning in favor of this conclusion is unconvincing, and also that the significance of the special composition question itself is doubtful.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Iceland firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: September 1, 2002