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Topic: What are sets? again
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Re: What are sets? again
Posted: Dec 2, 2012 12:25 PM
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On Dec 2, 10:44 am, William Elliot <> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Dec 2012, Zuhair wrote:
> > On Dec 1, 1:41 pm, William Elliot <> 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".

Just read Varzi's article on Mereology:

The relation "is part of" is well understood philosophically speaking,
it has natural examples.
I think Varzi's account on it is nice and interesting really. You can
also read David Lewis account on it. The discipline of Mereology is
well established.


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