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Single Idea 14984

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / G. Formal Mereology / 3. Axioms of Mereology]

Full Idea

Should our fundamental theory of part and whole take 'part' or 'overlap' as primitive?

Gist of Idea

Which should be primitive in mereology - part, or overlap?


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 02.3)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.13

Related Idea

Idea 12826 Sum: the sum of individuals is what is overlapped if either of them are, written 'x + y' [Simons]