Bloomsbury, London


240 Pages

ISBN 9781472583666


a philosophical introduction

Giorgio Lando

Parthood and composition are everywhere. The leg of a table is part of the table, the word "Christmas" is part of the sentence "I wish you a merry Christmas", the 13th century is part of the Middle Ages. The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg compose Benelux, the body of a deer is composed of a huge number of cells, the Middle Ages are composed of the Early Middle Ages, High Middle Ages, and Late Middle Ages. Is there really a generaltheory covering every instance of parthood and composition? Is classical mereology this general theory? Are its seemingly counter-intuitive features serious defects?

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Lando, G. (2017). Mereology: a philosophical introduction, Bloomsbury, London.

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G. Landes, Mereology


Persichetti Alessio

Phenomenological Reviews 4

G. Lando, Mereology


Killin Anton

Phenomenological Reviews 4