David Liebesman: "Partialhood"

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Engelska parken - Eng2-1022
  • Organiser: Department of Philosophy
  • Contact person: Matti Eklund
  • Seminarium

The Higher Seminar in Theoretical Philosophy

David Liebesman, University of Calgary: "Partialhood"

My bedroom window is a part of my house, but it is not a partial house. A half-built house is a partial house, but there is no house it is a part of.  Being a part of something – parthood - is a familiar topic of philosophical inquiry. Being a partial something – partialhood - is not. The neglect of partialhood is a shame because it is intrinsically interesting as well as metaphysically and semantically important.