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Points


Thomas Mormann


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Mereologists have often considered points as ‘unmereological’ entities. Most clearly this attitude shows up in the rivalry between mereological and non-mereological theories of space. On one hand, there are mereological theories of space that attempt to eschew points; on the other hand, there are topological or geometrical theories that take points as the basic building blocks of space. Adherents of mereological theories of space tend to regard points as non-basic entities to be reconstructed in honest mereological terms of spatial regions in some way or other. A similar point can be made for mereological and nonmereological theories of time.




1Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country



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