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Single Idea 12813

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

Full Idea

The standardly accepted formal theory of part-whole is classical extensional mereology, which is known in two logical guises, the Calculus of Individuals of Leonard and Goodman, and the Mereology of Lesniewski.

Gist of Idea

Two standard formalisations of part-whole theory are the Calculus of Individuals, and Mereology


Peter Simons (Parts [1987], Intro)

Book Reference

Simons,Peter: 'Parts: a Study in Ontology' [OUP 1987], p.1

A Reaction

Simons catalogues several other modern attempts at axiomatisation in his chapter 2.