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Formal ontology and conceptual realism

Author: Nino B Cocchiarella
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2007.
Series: Synthese library, v. 339.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theories about the ontological structure of the world have generally been described in informal, intuitive terms, and the arguments for and against them, including their consistency and adequacy as explanatory frameworks, have generally been given in even more informal terms. The goal of formal ontology is to correct for these deficiencies. By formally reconstructing an intuitive, informal ontological scheme as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cocchiarella, Nino B.
Formal ontology and conceptual realism.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2007
(OCoLC)181016676
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nino B Cocchiarella
ISBN: 9781402062049 1402062044 9781281067081 9781402062032 1402062036 1281067083
OCLC Number: 189014247
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 316 pages)
Contents: pt. I. Formal ontology --
pt. II. Conceptual realism.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 339.
Responsibility: by Nino B. Cocchiarella.

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Theories about the ontological structure of the world have generally been described in informal, intuitive terms. By formally reconstructing an intuitive, informal ontological scheme as a formal  Read more...

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