Formal Ontology and Conceptual Realism

This book offers an account of the general features and methodology of formal ontology. The book defends conceptual realism as the best system to adopt based on a logic of natural kinds.

Formal Ontology and Conceptual Realism

Theories about the ontological structure of the world have generally been described in informal, intuitive terms. This book offers an account of the general features and methodology of formal ontology. The book defends conceptual realism as the best system to adopt based on a logic of natural kinds. By formally reconstructing an intuitive, informal ontological scheme as a formal ontology we can better determine the consistency and adequacy of that scheme.

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Formal Ontology and Conceptual Realism
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Nino B. Cocchiarella
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-05 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Theories about the ontological structure of the world have generally been described in informal, intuitive terms. This book offers an account of the general features and methodology of formal ontology. The book defends conceptual realism as the best system to adopt based on a logic of natural kinds. By formally
Fundamentals of Ontological Commitment
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Paolo Valore
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-15 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Scientific literature on particular themes in ontology is extremely abundant, but it is often very hard for freshmen or sophomores to find a red thread between the various proposals. This text is an opinionated introduction, a preliminary text to research in ontology from the so called standard approach to ontological
Quo Vadis, Metaphysics?
Language: en
Pages: 507
Authors: Mirosław Szatkowski
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-18 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The old philosophical discipline of metaphysics – after having been pronounced dead by many – has enjoyed a significant revival within the last thirty years, due to the application of the methods of analytic philosophy. One of the major contributors to this revival is the outstanding American metaphysician Peter van
Philosophy's Loss of Logic to Mathematics
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Woosuk Park
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-12 - Publisher: Springer

This book offers a historical explanation of important philosophical problems in logic and mathematics, which have been neglected by the official history of modern logic. It offers extensive information on Gottlob Frege’s logic, discussing which aspects of his logic can be considered truly innovative in its revolution against the Aristotelian
Singular Reference: A Descriptivist Perspective
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Francesco Orilia
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-01 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Singular reference is the relation that a singular term has to a corresponding individual. For example, "Obama" singularly refer to the current US president. Descriptivism holds that all singular terms refer by means of a concept associated to the term. The current trend is against this. This book explains in