A Taxonomy of Composition Operations

Logique and Analyse 2004 (47):375-393 (2004)

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Jan Westerhoff
Oxford University
Abstract
A set of parameters for classifying composition operations is introduced. These parameters determine whether a composition operation is 1) universal, 2) determinate, 3) whether there is a difference between possible and actual compositions, 4) whether there can be singleton compositions, 5) whether they give rise to a hierarchy, and 6) whether components of compositions can be repeated. Philosophical implications of these parameters (in particular in relation to set theory) and mereology are discussed.
Keywords Composition  Mereology  Set theory
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