Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Wholes, philosophy: the concept of the whole is unique only in connection with further specification. In the mereology the term avoids paradoxes that occur in connection with the universal class (universal set). The whole is not different from its parts in the way a set is different from its elements. See also unity, one, set, universal class, universal set, mereology, parts, part-of-relation, mereological sum, upper bound, totality.

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
Adorno, Th.W. Wholes   Adorno, Th.W.
Hume, D. Wholes   Hume, D.
Maturana, H. Wholes   Maturana, H.
Simons, Peter Wholes   Simons, Peter
Wittgenstein, L. Wholes   Wittgenstein, L.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21