On Sun, 2 Dec 2012, Ross A. Finlayson wrote: > On Dec 2, 7:38 pm, William Elliot <ma...@panix.com> wrote: > > On Sun, 2 Dec 2012, Zuhair wrote: > > > On Dec 2, 10:44 am, William Elliot <ma...@panix.com> wrote: > > > > On Sat, 1 Dec 2012, Zuhair wrote:
> > Basically, "is a part of" is a (partial) order. > > "Subset" is the better interpretation that "is member of". > > > > So I'll take it as "subset" unless you give a useful > > interpretation within 300 words or less. > > > > > The relation "is part of" is well understood philosophically speaking, > > > it has natural examples. > > > > For example? > > > > > 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. > > > > What's the point of mereology?
> Basically mereology is of the consideration of Brentano boundaries and > as comprehension in partitions or parts of wholes to complement elements > of sets, of the composition of things. It's a natural complement to set > theory.