Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher in Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at Lund University.

From October 2013 until June 2017 I worked as a PhD student at that same department.


About the research

My PhD project concerns mereology (the theory of parthood relations) and its relation to notions such as identity, ontological dependence or grounding, and ontological parsimony. I am especially interested in questions such as: Do wholes depend on their parts? Is a property of the whole grounded in a property (or properties) of its parts? Are mereological atoms (if these exist) more fundamental than the wholes they compose? Is a mereological sum nothing 'over and above' its parts?

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Jeroen Smid

Doctoral Student
Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail jeroen.smidfil.luse

Room LUX:B478

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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