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Springer, Dordrecht

2010

415 pages

ISBN 978-90-481-8844-4

Theory and applications of ontology

philosophical perspectives

Edited by

Roberto Poli, Johanna Seibt

Ontology was once understood to be the philosophical inquiry into the structure of reality: the analysis and categorization of "what there is'. Recently, however, a field called "ontology' 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 fillsan 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.

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Poli, R. , Seibt, J. (eds) (2010). Theory and applications of ontology: philosophical perspectives, Springer, Dordrecht.

Ontology

Poli Roberto

1-22

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Particulars

Seibt Johanna

23-55

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Causation

Steglich-Petersen Asbjørn

83-104

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Dispositions and response-dependence theories

Busck Gundersen Eline

119-134

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Properties

Nef Frédéric

135-151

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The ontology of perception

Albertazzi Liliana

177-206

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Interactive knowing

Bickhard Mark H.

207-229

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Ontologies in the legal domain

Mommers Laurens

265-276

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Ontology in economics

Potts Jason

277-285

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Ontology and phenomenology

Ales Bello Angela

287-328

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Hermeneutic ontology

Dahlstrom Daniel

395-415

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