Oxford University Press (1997)

Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
This book present a unified semantic theory of expressions involving the notions of part and whole. It develops a theory of part structures which differs from traditional (extensional) mereological theories in that the notion of an integrated whole plays a central role and in that the part structure of an entity is allowed to vary across different situations, perspectives, and dimensions. The book presents a great range of empirical generalizations involving plurals, mass nouns, adnominal and adverbial modifiers such as 'whole', 'together', and 'alone', nominal and adverbial quanitfiers ranging over parts, and expressions of completion such as 'completely' and 'partly'.
Keywords whole and parts (Philosophy)  situations  plurals  mereology  mass-count distinction
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Call number P325.M59 1997
ISBN(s) 0195154932     9780195154931
DOI 10.1023/A:1014347214919
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