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Parts: A Study in Ontology

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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
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Published August 3rd 2000 by OUP Oxford (first published December 31st 1987)
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Paul Oppenheimer
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Still, after all these years, the best single book about general logical and philosophical theories of relations among parts and wholes.
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So far, this book is a somewhat technical for me...yikesalicious! I'm attempting to use it as an intro to mereology...
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