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Mereology and the Sciences : Parts and Wholes in the Contemporary Scientific Context

By: Calosi, Claudio.
Contributor(s): Graziani, Pierluigi.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Synthese Library: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014Description: 1 online resource (389 p.).ISBN: 9783319053561.Subject(s): Individuation (Philosophy) | Philosophy and science | Whole and parts (Philosophy)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mereology and the Sciences : Parts and Wholes in the Contemporary Scientific ContextDDC classification: 111 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Preface and Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Notes on Contributors""; ""Parts, Wholes and Contemporary Sciences""; ""References""; ""List of Symbols""; ""Part I Physics""; ""Introduction to Part I: Mereology and Physics""; ""References""; ""Chapter 1: Building Enduring Objects Out of Spacetime""; ""1.1 Introduction""; ""1.2 From Substantivalism to Supersubstantivalism to Perdurantism""; ""1.3 First Compromise: The Path Constitution View""; ""1.3.1 Outlining the View""; ""1.3.2 Problems for the Path Constitution View""; ""1.4 Second Compromise: The Many-Slice Constitution View""
""1.4.1 Outlining the View""""1.4.2 How MSCV Avoids the Problems Facing PCV""; ""1.4.3 A Problem for the Many-Slice Constitution View and the Path Constitution View""; ""1.5 Third Compromise: Regions-as-Pluralities Multilocationism""; ""1.6 Two Problems for All Three Compromises""; ""1.6.1 New Chalk""; ""1.6.2 Spatially Point-Like Enduring Objects""; ""1.7 Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2: Relativistic Parts and Places: A Note on Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs""; ""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 Enduring and Perduring Objetcs in Classical Spacetime""
""2.3 Enduring and Perduring Objects in Special Relativistic (Minkowski) Spacetime""""2.4 Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3: Parthood and Composition in Quantum Mechanics""; ""3.1 Introduction""; ""3.2 Primers in Quantum Mechanics and Formal Theories of Parthood""; ""3.2.1 Quantum Mechanics of (Composite) Systems""; ""3.2.2 Mereologies""; ""3.3 The Mereology of Quantum Systems""; ""3.3.1 Quantum Models of Mereological Theories""; ""3.3.2 Objections""; ""3.3.2.1 No Individuals Objection""; ""3.3.2.2 Entangled Systems Are Not Composite Systems""
""3.3.2.3 Quantum States Do Not Represent Properties""""3.3.2.4 Against Strong Supplementation""; ""3.3.2.5 Against Composition""; ""3.4 Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4: Continuity of Motion in Whitehead's Geometrical Space""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 Motion as a Supertask""; ""4.3 Whitehead-Gerla's Perspective""; ""4.4 Whitehead-Gerla Approach and the Supertask Problem""; ""References""; ""Part II Mathematics""; ""Introduction to Part II: Mereology and Mathematics""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5: Multi-valued Logic for a Point-Free Foundation of Geometry""; ""5.1 Introduction""
""5.2 Inclusion Spaces""""5.3 Connection Structures""; ""5.4 Multi-valued Logic for an Inclusion-Based Point-Free Geometry""; ""5.5 Canonical Graded Inclusion Spaces, Connection and Points""; ""5.6 To Be Closed and To Be Small""; ""References""; ""Chapter 6: The Relations of Supremum and Mereological Sum in Partially Ordered Sets""; ""6.1 Basic Axioms and Definitions""; ""6.2 The Supremum Relation for Posets""; ""6.3 Definition and Basic Properties of Mereological Sum""; ""6.4 Basic Differences Between the Relations sup and sum""; ""6.5 Basic Properties of (Ssum), (Usum) and (Msum)""
""6.6 The Inclusions (†) and (‡) in the Class POS+(Usum)""
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""Preface and Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Notes on Contributors""; ""Parts, Wholes and Contemporary Sciences""; ""References""; ""List of Symbols""; ""Part I Physics""; ""Introduction to Part I: Mereology and Physics""; ""References""; ""Chapter 1: Building Enduring Objects Out of Spacetime""; ""1.1 Introduction""; ""1.2 From Substantivalism to Supersubstantivalism to Perdurantism""; ""1.3 First Compromise: The Path Constitution View""; ""1.3.1 Outlining the View""; ""1.3.2 Problems for the Path Constitution View""; ""1.4 Second Compromise: The Many-Slice Constitution View""

""1.4.1 Outlining the View""""1.4.2 How MSCV Avoids the Problems Facing PCV""; ""1.4.3 A Problem for the Many-Slice Constitution View and the Path Constitution View""; ""1.5 Third Compromise: Regions-as-Pluralities Multilocationism""; ""1.6 Two Problems for All Three Compromises""; ""1.6.1 New Chalk""; ""1.6.2 Spatially Point-Like Enduring Objects""; ""1.7 Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2: Relativistic Parts and Places: A Note on Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs""; ""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 Enduring and Perduring Objetcs in Classical Spacetime""

""2.3 Enduring and Perduring Objects in Special Relativistic (Minkowski) Spacetime""""2.4 Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3: Parthood and Composition in Quantum Mechanics""; ""3.1 Introduction""; ""3.2 Primers in Quantum Mechanics and Formal Theories of Parthood""; ""3.2.1 Quantum Mechanics of (Composite) Systems""; ""3.2.2 Mereologies""; ""3.3 The Mereology of Quantum Systems""; ""3.3.1 Quantum Models of Mereological Theories""; ""3.3.2 Objections""; ""3.3.2.1 No Individuals Objection""; ""3.3.2.2 Entangled Systems Are Not Composite Systems""

""3.3.2.3 Quantum States Do Not Represent Properties""""3.3.2.4 Against Strong Supplementation""; ""3.3.2.5 Against Composition""; ""3.4 Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4: Continuity of Motion in Whitehead's Geometrical Space""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 Motion as a Supertask""; ""4.3 Whitehead-Gerla's Perspective""; ""4.4 Whitehead-Gerla Approach and the Supertask Problem""; ""References""; ""Part II Mathematics""; ""Introduction to Part II: Mereology and Mathematics""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5: Multi-valued Logic for a Point-Free Foundation of Geometry""; ""5.1 Introduction""

""5.2 Inclusion Spaces""""5.3 Connection Structures""; ""5.4 Multi-valued Logic for an Inclusion-Based Point-Free Geometry""; ""5.5 Canonical Graded Inclusion Spaces, Connection and Points""; ""5.6 To Be Closed and To Be Small""; ""References""; ""Chapter 6: The Relations of Supremum and Mereological Sum in Partially Ordered Sets""; ""6.1 Basic Axioms and Definitions""; ""6.2 The Supremum Relation for Posets""; ""6.3 Definition and Basic Properties of Mereological Sum""; ""6.4 Basic Differences Between the Relations sup and sum""; ""6.5 Basic Properties of (Ssum), (Usum) and (Msum)""

""6.6 The Inclusions (†) and (‡) in the Class POS+(Usum)""

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<p>Claudio Calosi is currently a post-doc at University of Urbino. He has been Visiting Research Scholar at University of Pittsburgh, University of California at Irvine and New York University. His main research interests are philosophy of science and analytic metaphysics and he has published extensively on both in journals such as Synthese, Foundations of Physics, Topoi to mention a few.</p> <p>Pierluiginbsp;Graziani received hisnbsp;Ph.D from University of Rome Lanbsp;Sapienza and is currently a post-doc at University of Urbino. His works spans from mathematical logic, especially proof theory, to history and philosophy of mathematics. He has been editor of different volumes and published in different distinguished journals.</p>

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