The formal study of the relationship between the parts of a system and the whole
ORIGIN: Gr meros part, and -ology
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- Each of these fields provides their own axiomatic definition of mereology.
- In part whole theory and mereology, this identification necessarily holds.
- For a survey of Polish mereology, see Simons ( 1987 ).
- In any general mereology, M6 and M7 are provable.
- Simons ( 1987 ) is a survey of mereology aimed at philosophers.