Mereology

[Revised entry by Achille Varzi on February 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, Figure2_2013.jpg, Figure4_2013.jpg, Figure5_2013.jpg, Figure6_2013.jpg, Figure7_2013.jpg,
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[Revised entry by Achille Varzi on February 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, Figure2_2013.jpg, Figure4_2013.jpg, Figure5_2013.jpg, Figure6_2013.jpg, Figure7_2013.jpg, Figure8_2013.jpg, Figure9_2013.jpg, notes.html] Mereology (from the Greek meros, 'part') is the theory of parthood relations: of the relations of part to whole and the relations of part to part within a whole.[1] Its roots can be traced back to the early days of philosophy, beginning with the Presocratics and continuing throughout the writings...

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