Intuitionistic mereology

Synthese 198 (Suppl 18):4277-4302 (2021)
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Two mereological theories are presented based on a primitive apartness relation along with binary relations of mereological excess and weak excess, respectively. It is shown that both theories are acceptable from the standpoint of constructive reasoning while remaining faithful to the spirit of classical mereology. The two theories are then compared and assessed with regard to their extensional import.



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Paolo Maffezioli
Universitat de Barcelona
Achille C. Varzi
Columbia University

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