Logical Parts
Paul (L.A.)
Source: Nous, Dec2002, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p578-596, 19p
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  1. Argues for a property mereology and for mereological bundle theory.
  2. Then applies this theory to the one over many problem (universals)1 and puzzles concerning persistence and material constitution.
  3. Discusses the development of simple and successful solutions for some outstanding problems in the metaphysics of ontology.
  4. Description of 'mereology' as a theory of parts and wholes and associated concepts;
  5. Applications of the primitive notion of part and whole that extend past the purely spatiotemporal;
  6. Approaches to problems involving properties, persistence and material constitution.

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