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Basic Formal Ontology at Work

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

in Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We discuss the interplay between applied ontology and the use of web resources in scientific and other domains, and provide an account of how ontologies are implemented computationally. We provide an ... More


Priority in Aristotle's Metaphysics

Michail Peramatzis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588350
eISBN:
9780191728877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Recent work in metaphysics has witnessed a noticeable turn to Aristotelian discussions of priority in one form or another. This revival of interests in Aristotle-inspired themes focuses on questions ... More


Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The potential of information-driven disciplines such as biology and clinical science can be realized only if those involved in the production and analysis of data can successfully build upon each ... More


Metaphysics I: Theology

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter begins with a brief discussion of what Avicenna considers to be the proper subject matter of metaphysics, namely, existents qua existents, followed by a brief outline of his Metaphysics. ... More


Posthuman Folklore

Tok Thompson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Posthuman Folklore explores how our human condition is increasingly thought of, and performed, in posthuman terms. Insights from animal studies have triggered the “animal turn” in scholarship, while ... More


Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Phenomenology or Deconstruction? challenges traditional understandings of the relationship between two important movements in European thought through new readings of the work of Maurice ... More


Latour and the Passage of Law

Kyle McGee (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Thirteen essays exploring Bruno Latour's legal theory from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – including a chapter by Bruno Latour responding to the arguments and critiques offered in each ... More


Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being

Lee Braver (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029681
eISBN:
9780262330008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029681.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

How would Heidegger’s Being and Time have ended? How should it have concluded? Why didn’t he finish it? What would he have said about being in the final, concluding Division of the book that was ... More


Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Had Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803) written a book on music, it would have been Song Loves the Masses. One of the great polymaths of modern intellectual history, Herder wrote influential ... More


Nancy and the Political

Sanja Dejanovic (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Focussed around three core themes “capitalism, the metaphysics of democracy and aesthetics” these 11 essays emphasise the potential of Nancy's political thought, and collectively situate it within a ... More


Preface

Steve Woolgar

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter comprises brief commentaries by seven authors with long-standing and formative roles in studies of representational practice. Lorraine Daston speaks of intractable conceptual problems ... More


Immanence and Micropolitics: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze

Christian Gilliam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417884
eISBN:
9781474435178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417884.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Christian Gilliam argues that a philosophy of ‘pure’ immanence is integral to the development of an alternative understanding of ‘the political’; one that re-orients our understanding of the self ... More


Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

Darren Hudson Hick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226460109
eISBN:
9780226460383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460383.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Artistic License aims at analyzing the right of copyright, given its essential underlying principles in the law, and its relation to contemporary artistic practice. As several legal theorists argue, ... More


Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Didier Debaise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method of empiricism ever be reconciled with ... More


Introduction to Basic Formal Ontology I: Continuants

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

in Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We introduce Basic Formal Ontology (BFO), a top-level realist ontology originally developed for use in the design of domain ontologies for natural science but now used also in other domains, ... More


Introduction to Basic Formal Ontology II: Occurrents

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

in Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We here describe the occurrent side of BFO, including the BFO categories of process, process boundary, spatiotemporal region, and temporal region. As objects are located in spatial regions, so ... More


New Myths for Modern Times: Changing Ontologies and the Green-Skinned Other

Tok Thompson

in Posthuman Folklore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the contemporary cultural roles of non-human humanoids in establishing and negotiating a sense of “human” identity, with a particular focus on the marker of green skin. Internet ... More


Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Howard Chiang (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range ... More


Conclusion

Bryce Huebner

in Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199926275
eISBN:
9780199347193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter briefly summarizes the main conclusions of the book. It lays out the core elements of the macrocognitive approach to collective mentality, and serves as a reminder that collective ... More


The Philosophical Importance of the Periodic Table

Mark Weinstein

in Mendeleev to Oganesson: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Periodic Table

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190668532
eISBN:
9780197559765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668532.003.0018
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The Centrality of the periodic table to chemistry is beyond dispute. What seems just as obvious to me is that the table should be seen to play an equally central role ... More


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