The Measuring of Parts
Philosophers such as Husserl, Twardowski, Ingarden and others distinguished different types of parts of an object such as possible parts, independent/dependent parts, parts of different order and the extent of the impact of some parts, but also some of these philosophers recognize unity and identity of an object as it’s parts. In this article we propose to identify the different types of parts as a different measures defined on the whole which consists of these parts. We propose to use for this purpose mathematical measure theory and the issue of measurement in quantum mechanics — as examples of good practice in the matter of measuring. Ontological problem of measurement has not been so far sufficiently developed. Our work is aimed at raising some insights which may eventually contribute to the formulation of the precise ontological theory of the measurement of parts of some whole.