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Cotnoir, A J.
Mereology
Oxford University Press,
2021
Oxford :
xvi, 405 p. ;
ill.,
24 cm
80.00
GBP
100.50
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Is a whole something more than the sum of its parts? Are there things composed of the same parts? If you divide an object into parts, and divide those parts into smaller parts, will this process ever come to an end? Can something lose parts or gain new ones without ceasing to be the thing it is? Does any multitude of things (including disparate things such as you, this book, and the tail of a cat) compose a whole of some sort? Questions such as these have occupied us for at least as long as philosophy has existed. They define the field that has come to be known as mereology--the study of all relations of part to whole and of part to part within a whole--and have deep and far-reaching ramifications in metaphysics as well as in logic, the foundations of mathematics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science, and beyond. In Mereology, A. J. Cotnoir and Achille C. Varzi have compiled decades of advanced research into a comprehensive, up-to-date, and formally rigorous picture. The early chapters cover the more classical aspects of mereology; the rest of the book deals with variants and extensions. Whether you are an established professional philosopher, an interested student, or a newcomer, inside you will find all the tools you need to join this ever-evolving field of inquiry and theorize about all things mereological.
Metaphysics
Philosophy
Anaxagoras
Parthood relation
Atomism
Boolean algebra
Cantor's theorem
Coatomism
Dion/theon puzzle
Embodiment theory
Five-dimensionalism
Hylomorphism
Leibniz's law
Lowenhein-Skolen theorem
Set-theoretic
Ordering axioms
Peince's puzzle
Proper parts principle
Russell's paradox
Tarski's results
Varzi, Achille C.
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