Unextended Complexes

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Extended simples are fruitfully discussed in metaphysics. They are entities which are located in a complex region of space but do not themselves have parts. In this paper, I will discuss unextended complexes: entities which are not located at a complex region of space but do themselves have parts. In particular, I focus on one type of unextended complex: pointy complexes. Four areas are indicated where pointy complexes might prove philosophically useful. Unextended complexes are therefore philosophically fruitful, in much the same way as extended simples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages7
JournalThought: A Journal of Philosophy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2016


  • material objects
  • space
  • gunk
  • metaphysics
  • location
  • extended simples
  • Mereology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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