02617 a2200433 4500999001700000008004100017020001800058082001600076100001800092245001400110260004500124300003200169365002300201504005100224520135300275650001601628650001501644650001501659650002201674650001301696650002001709650002101729650001401750650002201764650002201786650002401808650001701832650001801849650002901867650001801896650002001914650002001934650002701954650002201981650002102003700002202024942001202046952012502058 c30866d30866220622b xxu||||| |||| 00| 0 eng d a9780198749004 a111.82bCOT aCotnoir, A J. aMereology bOxford University Press,c2021aOxford : axvi, 405 p. ;bill.,c24 cm b80.00cGBPd100.50 aIncludes bibliographical references and index. aIs 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. aMetaphysics aPhilosophy aAnaxagoras aParthood relation a Atomism aBoolean algebra aCantor's theorem aCoatomism aDion/theon puzzle aEmbodiment theory aFive-dimensionalism aHylomorphism aLeibniz's law aLowenhein-Skolen theorem aSet-theoretic aOrdering axioms aPeince's puzzle aProper parts principle aRussell's paradox aTarski's results aVarzi, Achille C. 2ddccBK 00102ddc406111_820000000000000_COT70940950aDAIICTbDAIICTd2022-06-16g8040.00o111.82 COTp033115r2022-06-22yBK