Date of Award

May 2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Philosophy

First Advisor

Joshua T. Spencer

Committee Members

Stan Husi, William Wainwright

Keywords

Colocation, Location, Multilocation, Self-Colocation

Abstract

Some accounts of location leave conceptual space for a variety of unusual relations between objects and the regions they occupy, including the relations of multilocation and interpenetration. In this paper I show that countenancing both of these possibilities leads to a puzzle about whether an object can be colocated with itself. After teasing out the puzzle, I consider candidate solutions, and draw out some implications.

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