bundle theory

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  • Bundle theory — Bundle theory, originated by the 18th century Scottish philosopher David Hume, is the ontological theory about objecthood in which an object consists only of a collection (bundle) of properties, relations or tropes. According to bundle theory, an …   Wikipedia

  • bundle theory — Theory advanced by David Hume to the effect that the mind is merely a bundle of perceptions without deeper unity or cohesion, related only by resemblance, succession, and causation. Hume s well argued denial of a substantial or unified self… …   Universalium

  • bundle theory of the mind or self — The view, particularly associated with Hume but anticipated in Buddhism, that we have no reason to think in terms of a single unified self that owns a variety of experiences or states; we only have access to the succession of states themselves.… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Bundle — may refer to:In mathematics: * Fiber bundle, in particular in topology, a space that looks locally like a product space *Bundle (mathematics), a generalization of a fiber bundle dropping the condition of a local product structureIn medicine: *… …   Wikipedia

  • theory — /thee euh ree, thear ee/, n., pl. theories. 1. a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena: Einstein s theory of relativity. 2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in… …   Universalium

  • Bundle gerbe — In mathematics, a bundle gerbe is a geometrical model of certain 1 gerbes with connection, or equivalently of a 2 class in Deligne cohomology. Topology U (1) principal bundles over a space M (see circle bundle) are geometrical realizations of 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Bundle adjustment — right|thumb|A sparse matrix obtained when solving a modestlysized bundle adjustment problem. This is the sparsity pattern of a 992x992 normal equations(i.e. approximate Hessian) matrix. Black regions correspond to nonzero blocks.Given a set of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bundle of rays — Ray Ray, n. [OF. rai, F. rais, fr. L. radius a beam or ray, staff, rod, spoke of a wheel. Cf. {Radius}.] 1. One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • no-ownership theory — Theory of the self that rejects the model of a single unified owner of many experiences, usually in favour of some version of a bundle theory . See also atman, personal identity …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Substance theory — Substance theory, or substance attribute theory, is an ontological theory about objecthood, positing that a substance is distinct from its properties. Substance is a core concept of ontology and metaphysics. Indeed, philosophies may be divided… …   Wikipedia

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