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Andrea C. Schalley

Common Sense Reasoning _ About Parts and Wholes


ISBN: 978-3-88405-591-5

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The analysis of types of part-whole relations in common sense reasoning is focused on the question how people in their everyday reasoning conceptualize and categorize part-whole relationships. This question is related to, but as such distinct from, the diversity of part-whole relationships defined by formal mereological systems. By the same token, the question is not which or how different types of part-whole relations are explicitly coded linguistically (e.g., grammatically or lexically) across languages. Of course, language is an important part of human behaviour and hence linguistic coding does certainly provide us with information about common-sense reasoning of part-whole relations. But one should not assume a one-to-one mapping between linguistic coding and conceptualisation of part-whole relational types. In addition to linguistics, there are other sources of information about common-sense reasoning of part-whole relations. These can be found in disciplines such as




 





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