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Single Idea 10651

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 8. Parts of Objects / a. Parts of objects]

Full Idea

Taking reflexivity as constitutive of the meaning of 'part' amounts to regarding identity as a limit case of parthood.


'Reflexive' would mean things are parts of themselves

Gist of Idea

If 'part' is reflexive, then identity is a limit case of parthood


Achille Varzi (Mereology [2003], 2.1)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.5

A Reaction

A nice thought, but it is horribly 'philosophical', and a long way from ordinary usage and common sense (which is, I'm sorry to say, a BAD thing).