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Granularity


Maureen Donelly


Pages 245 - 249



We may describe a given situation at different levels of precision. For example, the starting time of an event may be rounded to the nearest hour, minute, or second. A building’s location may be listed as a city or as a street address. A biological process may be described in terms of organ processes or in terms of the underlying cellular processes. A building may be classified as a public-use facility or, more specifically, as a hospital.




1Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo



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