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Parts: A Study in Ontology
Although the relationship of part to whole is one of the most fundamental there is, this is the first full-length study of this key concept. Showing that mereology, or the formal theory of part and whole, is essential to ontology, Simons surveys and critiques previous theories--especially the standard extensional view--and proposes a new account that encompasses both tempo ...more
Published August 3rd 2000 by OUP Oxford
(first published December 31st 1987)
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