Parts: A Study in Ontology

Oxford University Press (1987)

Peter Simons
Trinity College, Dublin
Although the relationship of part to whole is one of the most fundamental there is, this is the first full-length study of this key concept. Showing that mereology, or the formal theory of part and whole, is essential to ontology, Simons surveys and critiques previous theories--especially the standard extensional view--and proposes a new account that encompasses both temporal and modal considerations. Simons's revised theory not only allows him to offer fresh solutions to long-standing problems, but also has far-reaching consequences for our understanding of a host of classical philosophical concepts.
Keywords Whole and parts (Philosophy
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Call number BD396.S4 2000
ISBN(s) 0199241465   9780199241460     978-0-19-924146-0
DOI 10.2307/2185078
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