Theory and Applications of Ontology: Philosophical Perspectives

Theory and Applications of Ontology: Philosophical Perspectives

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Ontology was once understood to be the philosophical inquiry into the structure of reality: the analysis and categorization of a€˜what there isa€™. Recently, however, a field called a€˜ontologya€™ has become part of the rapidly growing research industry in information technology. The two fields have more in common than just their name. Theory and Applications of Ontology is a two-volume anthology that aims to further an informed discussion about the relationship between ontology in philosophy and ontology in information technology. It fills an important lacuna in cutting-edge research on ontology in both fields, supplying stage-setting overview articles on history and method, presenting directions of current research in either field, and highlighting areas of productive interdisciplinary contact. Theory and Applications of Ontology: Philosophical Perspectives presents ontology in philosophy in ways that computer scientists are not likely to find elsewhere. The volume offers an overview of current research traditions in ontology, contrasting analytical, phenomenological, and hermeneutic approaches. It introduces the reader to current philosophical research on those categories of everyday and scientific reasoning that are most relevant to present and future research in information technology.Chapter. 11. The. Role. of. Logic. and. Ontology. in. Language. and. Reasoning. John F. Sowa ... Formal ontologies are valuable for applications in science, engineering, and business, but they have been difficult to generalize ... of a new edition of the works of Sextus Empiricus, whose attacks on Aristotle were popularized by the essays of Michel de Montaigne. ... Two responses to Hume helped to restore the legitimacy of science: Thomas Reida#39;s (1785) critical common sense andanbsp;...

Title:Theory and Applications of Ontology: Philosophical Perspectives
Author:Roberto Poli, Johanna Seibt
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-08-28


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