Classical mereology is not elementarily axiomatizable

Andrzej Pietruszczak

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2015.017

Abstract


By the classical mereology I mean a theory of mereological structures in the sense of [10]. In [7] I proved that the class of these structures is not elementarily axiomatizable. In this paper a new version of this result is presented, which according to my knowledge is the first such presentation in English. A relation of this result to a certain Hsing-chien Tsai’s theorem from [13] is emphasized.

Keywords


classical mereology; mereological structures; the absence of elementary definability of classical mereology

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