Because the whole has a certain property, it is argued that the parts
have that property. The whole in question may be either a whole
object or a collection or set of individual members.
- Each brick is three inches high, thus, the brick wall is three
- Because the brain is capable of consciousness, each neural cell
in the brain must be capable of consciousness.
Show that the properties in question are the properties of the parts,
and not of the whole. If necessary, describe the parts to show that
they could not have the properties of the whole.
Barker: 164, Copi and Cohen: 119
26 May 1995