Spatial Reasoning and Ontology: Parts, Wholes, and Locations

In Marco Aiello, Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann & Johan van Benthem (eds.), Handbook of Spatial Logics. Springer-Verlag 945-1038 (2007)
A critical survey of the fundamental philosophical issues in the logic and formal ontology of space, with special emphasis on the interplay between mereology (the theory of parthood relations), topology (broadly understood as a theory of qualitative spatial relations such as continuity and contiguity), and the theory of spatial location proper.
Keywords Mereology  Mereotopology  Location  Spatial Reasoning  Ontology
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