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Topic: What are sets? again
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William Elliot

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Re: What are sets? again
Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:44 AM
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On Sat, 1 Dec 2012, Zuhair wrote:
> On Dec 1, 1:41 pm, William Elliot <ma...@panix.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 30 Nov 2012, Zuhair wrote:

> > > The following is an account about what sets are,
> >
> > > Language: FOL + P, Rp
> > > P stands for "is part of"

> >
> > Does P represent "subset of" or "member of"?

> Neither.
> P represents "is part of"
> review mereology to understand that relation informally.

What is simple jargon, a brief intuitive description of "is a part of".

> > > Rp stands for "represents"
> >
> > Give an intuitive example or two how you interpreted "represents".
> >

> Informally representation by representatives is what is meant here.
> Like for example: an attorny representing the defendant, or in an
> Ambassador representing his country, etc... A representative might be
> among the collection it represents like for example in fathers
> representing their families or it might not be like the attorny
> example above.
> Axioms of this theory further characterise both Part-hood relation and
> Represention relation.
> Zuhair

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