Worlds of Homogeneous Artifacts

@article{Tzouvaras1995WorldsOH,
  title={Worlds of Homogeneous Artifacts},
  author={Athanassios Tzouvaras},
  journal={Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic},
  year={1995},
  volume={36},
  pages={454-474}
}
We present a formal first-order theory of artificial objects, i.e., objects made out of a finite number of parts and subject to assembling and dismantling processes. These processes are absolutely reversible. The theory is an extension of the theory of finite sets with urelements. The notions of transformation and identity are defined and studied on the assumption that the objects are homogeneous, that is to say, all their atomic parts are of equal ontological importance. Particular emphasis is… CONTINUE READING

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