Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Mereology: deals with the relationship between parts and the whole and systematizes the relations that can exist between them. A characteristic of mereology versus set theory is the same ontological status of parts and whole in mereology as opposed to the unequal status of set and element in the set theory. Thus, paradoxes can be avoided, such as those known e.g. with the universal-class or universal-set. See also part-of-relation, Russellian paradox, transitivity, extensibility, sum.
 
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Mereology / Wessel: actually superfluous if one distinguishes between classes and clusters - there are no empty clusters - accumulation of a part is identical with it - class: is strictly to distinguish from its only element - accumulation: transitive: Branch Tree Forest - element relationship: not transitive - quantity: not to locate - in contrast to it: accumulation (aggregate): Definition of coordinates is useful

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H. Wessel
Logik Berlin 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24