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Single Idea 10677

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / G. Formal Mereology / 3. Axioms of Mereology]

Full Idea

Extensional mereology defs: 'distinct' things have no parts in common; a 'fusion' has some things all of which are parts, with no further parts. Axioms: (transitivity) a part of a part is part of the whole; (sums) any things have a unique fusion.

Gist of Idea

Extensional mereology needs two definitions and two axioms


Keith Hossack (Plurals and Complexes [2000], 5)

Book Reference

-: 'British Soc for the Philosophy of Science' [-], p.423