Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Order, philosophy: order is the division of a subject area by distinctions or the highlighting of certain differences as opposed to other differences. The resulting order can be one-dimensional or multi-dimensional, i.e. linear or spatial. Examples are family trees, lexicons, lists, alphabets. It may be that only an order makes certain characteristics visible, e.g. contour lines. Ordering spaces may be more than three-dimensional, e.g. in the attribution of temperatures to color-determined objects. See also conceptual space, hierarchies, distinctness, indistinguishability, stratification, identification, individuation, specification.
 
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Partial order: reflexive and transitive - "less than": ensures reflexivity, because nothing can be less than it self - (this also applies to total order). - Full classical mereology: = Full Boolean Algebra without zero.

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P. Simons
Parts Oxford New York 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27