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Parts : a study in ontology

Author: Peter M Simons
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relationship of part to whole is one of the most fundamental there is. This book shows that mereology, the formal theory of part and whole, is essential to ontology. The author surveys and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simons, Peter M.
Parts.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)573499547
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Simons
ISBN: 0198249543 9780198249542 0199241465 9780199241460
OCLC Number: 15629988
Description: xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION; PART 1 EXISTENSIONAL PART-WHOLE THEORY; 1. CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES OF EXTENSIONAL MEREOLOGY; 2. SURVEY OF EXTENSIONAL MEREOLOGY; 3. PROBLEMS; 4. OCCURRENTS, CLASSES, AND MASSES; PART II MEREOLOGY OF CONTINUANTS; 5. TEMPORARY PARTS AND INTERMITTENT EXISTENCE; 6. SUPERPOSITION, COMPOSITION, AND MATTER; PART III ESSENCE, DEPENDENCE, AND INTEGRITY; 7. ESSENTIAL PARTS; 8. ONTOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE; 9. INTEGRAL WHOLES; CONCLUDING REMARKS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Responsibility: Peter Simons.
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A clear and careful work both in metaphysics and in the history and logic of mereology....Simons's care and precision and his sensitivity to fine distinctions are what make the book a success. * The Read more...

 
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