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Single Idea 10654

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

Full Idea

With a basic parthood relation, we can formally define various mereological predicates, such as overlap, underlap, proper part, over-crossing, under-crossing, proper overlap, and proper underlap.


See Idea 10649 for the parthood relation

Gist of Idea

The parthood relation will help to define at least seven basic predicates


Achille Varzi (Mereology [2003], 2.2)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.6

A Reaction

[Varzi offers some diagrams, but they need interpretation]

Related Idea

Idea 10649 'Part' stands for a reflexive, antisymmetric and transitive relation [Varzi]