Parts and places the structures of spatial representation by roberto casati and achille c varzi boundaries and places are the stuff of our world philosophers and mathmaticians have dealt with parts of this spatial structure using mereology or topology the structures of spatial representation both published by the mit press . Parts and places the structures of spatial representation roberto casati and achille varzi cambridge ma the mit press 1999 price 3500 hardcover viii 238 pages isbn 0262 03266 x since the birth of philosophy space has been a topic of investigation which has posed puzzles and challenges. In this book roberto casati and achille c varzi address some of the fundamental issues in the philosophy of spatial representation their starting point is an analysis of the interplay between mereology the study of part whole relations topology the study of spatial continuity and compactness and the theory of spatial location proper. Addresses fundamental issues in the philosophy of spatial representation the book includes analysis of the interplay between meteorology topology and the theory of spatial location proper this leads to a unified framework for spatial representation which is tested against metaphysical questions. Qualitative spatial rep resentation and reasoning places itself in between these two approaches qualitative spatial reasoning is a set of high level theories which abstract from the quantitative
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