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Single Idea 9928

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / G. Formal Mereology / 1. Mereology]

Full Idea

Mereology has ontological implications. The acceptance of some initial entities involves the acceptance of many further entities, arbitrary wholes having the entities as parts. It must accept conglomerates. Geometric points imply geometric regions.

Gist of Idea

Mereology implies that acceptance of entities entails acceptance of conglomerates


JP Burgess / G Rosen (A Subject with No Object [1997], II.C.1.b)

Book Reference

Burgess,J/Rosen,G: 'A Subject with No Object' [OUP 1997], p.156

A Reaction

Presumably without the wholes being entailed by the parts, there is no subject called 'mereology'. But if the conglomeration is unrestricted, there is not much left to be said. 'Restricted' composition (by nature?) sounds a nice line.