The Resource Mereology and the sciences : parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context, edited by Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani

Mereology and the sciences : parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context, edited by Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani

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Mereology and the sciences : parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context
Title
Mereology and the sciences
Title remainder
parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context
Statement of responsibility
edited by Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is the first systematic and thorough attempt to investigate the relation and the possible applications of mereology to contemporary science. It gathers contributions from leading scholars in the field and covers a wide range of scientific theories and practices such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering. Throughout the volume, a variety of foundational issues are investigated both from the formal and the empirical point of view. The first section looks at the topic as it applies to physics. The section addresses questions of persistence and composition within quantum and relativistic physics and concludes by scrutinizing the possibility to capture continuity of motion as described by our best physical theories within gunky spacetimes. The second part tackles mathematics and shows how to provide a foundation for point-free geometry of space switching to fuzzy-logic. The relation between mereological sums and set-theoretic suprema is investigated and issues about different mereological perspectives such as classical and natural Mereology are thoroughly discussed. The third section in the volume looks at natural science. Several questions from biology, medicine and chemistry are investigated. From the perspective of biology, there is an attempt to provide axioms for inferring statements about parthood between two biological entities from statements about their spatial relation. From the perspective of chemistry, it is argued that classical mereological frameworks are not adequate to capture the practices of chemistry in that they consider neither temporal nor modal parameters. The final part introduces computer science and engineering. A new formal mereological framework in which an indeterminate relation of parthood is taken as a primitive notion is constructed and then applied to a wide variety of disciplines from robotics to knowledge engineering. A formal framework for discrete mereotopology and its applications is developed and finally, the importance of mereology for the relatively new science of domain engineering is also discussed
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
111.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD396
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Calosi, Claudio
  • Graziani, Pierluigi
Series statement
Synthese library
Series volume
volume 371
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whole and parts (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy and science
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy and science
  • Whole and parts (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages
  • Mathematical Logic and Foundations
Label
Mereology and the sciences : parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context, edited by Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Parts, Wholes and Contemporary Sciences; C. Calosi and P. Graziani -- Part I. Physics -- Introduction to Part I: Mereology and Physics -- Building Enduring Objects out of Spacetime; C. Gilmore -- Relativistic Parts and Places: a Note on Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs; Y. Balashov -- Parthood and Composition in Quantum Mechanics; C. Calosi and G. Tarozzi -- Continuity of motion in Whitehead's Geometrical Space; V. Fano and P. Graziani -- Part II. Mathematics -- Introduction to Part II: Mereology and Mathematics -- Multi-valued Logic for a Point Free Foundation of Geometry; C. Coppola and G. Gerla -- The Relations of Supremum and Mereological Sum in Partially Ordered Sets; R. Gruszyński and A. Pietruszczak -- Natural Mereology and Classical Mereology; P. Hovda -- Part III. Natural Sciences -- Introduction to Part III: Mereology and Natural Science -- Crisp islands in vague seas. Cases of determinate parthood relations in biological objects; L. Jansen, S. Schulz -- Developing the Mereology of Chemistry; J.P. Llored and R. Harrè -- Part IV. Computer Sciences and Engineering -- Introduction to Part IV: Mereology, Computer Sciences and Engineering -- Mereology in Engineering and Computer Sciences; L. Polkowski -- Discrete Mereotopology; A. Galton -- A Role for Mereology in Domain Science and Engineering; D. Bjørner
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9783319053561
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-05356-1
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  • (OCoLC)881275036
  • (OCoLC)ocn881275036
Label
Mereology and the sciences : parts and wholes in the contemporary scientific context, edited by Claudio Calosi, Pierluigi Graziani
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-05356-1
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Parts, Wholes and Contemporary Sciences; C. Calosi and P. Graziani -- Part I. Physics -- Introduction to Part I: Mereology and Physics -- Building Enduring Objects out of Spacetime; C. Gilmore -- Relativistic Parts and Places: a Note on Corner Slices and Shrinking Chairs; Y. Balashov -- Parthood and Composition in Quantum Mechanics; C. Calosi and G. Tarozzi -- Continuity of motion in Whitehead's Geometrical Space; V. Fano and P. Graziani -- Part II. Mathematics -- Introduction to Part II: Mereology and Mathematics -- Multi-valued Logic for a Point Free Foundation of Geometry; C. Coppola and G. Gerla -- The Relations of Supremum and Mereological Sum in Partially Ordered Sets; R. Gruszyński and A. Pietruszczak -- Natural Mereology and Classical Mereology; P. Hovda -- Part III. Natural Sciences -- Introduction to Part III: Mereology and Natural Science -- Crisp islands in vague seas. Cases of determinate parthood relations in biological objects; L. Jansen, S. Schulz -- Developing the Mereology of Chemistry; J.P. Llored and R. Harrè -- Part IV. Computer Sciences and Engineering -- Introduction to Part IV: Mereology, Computer Sciences and Engineering -- Mereology in Engineering and Computer Sciences; L. Polkowski -- Discrete Mereotopology; A. Galton -- A Role for Mereology in Domain Science and Engineering; D. Bjørner
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783319053561
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-05356-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881275036
  • (OCoLC)ocn881275036

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