In Favor of Compositional Nihilism: A Response to the Organicism of van Inwagen

In his impressive book, Material Beings, Peter van Inwagen argues in favor of an organicist theory of composition, in which the only things that count as composites are living organisms. This is to say, then, that mugs, tables, automobiles, stones,… Continue Reading

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You Are (Probably Not) a Computer Simulation

This is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of The Gadfly, Columbia University’s undergraduate philosophy magazine. Are you a computer simulation? Oxford-based philosopher Nick Bostrom argues that it’s highly probable that you are.… Continue Reading

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