Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Chisholm, Roderick M. Mereology   Chisholm, Roderick M.
Lewis, David Mereology   Lewis, David
Simons, Peter Mereology   Simons, Peter
Wessel, H. Mereology   Wessel, H.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-24