Handbook of Mereology

Munich: Philosophia (2017)
Authors
Johanna Seibt
University of Aarhus
Stamatios Gerogiorgakis
Universität Erfurt
Guido Imaguire
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Abstract
The present volume is the first comprehensive reference work for research on part-whole relations. The Handbook of Mereology offers a wide scope, inclusive presentation of contemporary research on part-whole relations that draws out systematic, historical, and interdisciplinary trajectories, shows the subject’s fertility, and inspires future explorations. In particular, we want to impress that mereology is much more than the study of axiomatised systems. The relationship between part and whole is a basic schema of cognitive organisation that operates not only at the level of language and propositional thought, but also at the level of sensory input processing, especially visual and auditory. In the natural, social, and human sciences, as well as in the Humanities, part-whole relations organize all three: data domains, methods, and theories. In short, part-whole relations play a fundamental role in how we perceive and interact with nature, how we speak and think about the world and ourselves, as societies and as individuals.
Keywords mereology  ontology  metaphysics  regional ontologies
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