May 20, 2006 — 14:17
Trent Dougherty Category: Links Comments: 2
The SEP has a new entry on Medieval Mereology. I’ve only skimmed it and it looks quite good and perhaps of interest to a significant (enough) number of readers of this blog. Here’s an interesting little tidbit.
“For instance, both Abelard and Aquinas think that only substances, such as individual donkeys, palm trees, and human beings, are continuous wholes. Abelard thinks that this is true because only God can fuse parts together into a continuous unity. Humans operations, no matter how finessed, are only capable of placing parts in close proximity to one another.”
Given the recent proclivity for approaching the Trinity with mereology in hand, I hope to read this article thoroughly at some point.
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