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mereology +‎ -ical


mereological (not comparable)

  1. (philosophy, logic) Of or pertaining to mereology, a collection of axiomatic first-order theories dealing with parts and their respective wholes.
    Join is a mereological relation which can be interpreted as union set-theoretically.
    • 2008 August 13, Jonathan Schaffer, “Truthmaker commitments”, Philosophical Studies, volume 141, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9260-y: 
      I think that theories like mereological nihilism are interesting in the way that epistemological skepticism is interesting, the main question for both being how do we avoid this?

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