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Ontological Categories and Categorial Schemes

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A realist approach to metaphysics and ontology is defended in the face of some antirealist tendencies in contemporary philosophical thought. The general notion of an ontological category is explained ... More


The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time

E. J. Lowe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244997
eISBN:
9780191597930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244995.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Begins with a defence of realist metaphysics against its many enemies. Metaphysics, it is argued, is an autonomous and indispensable intellectual discipline whose distinctive task is to chart the ... More


Categories of Being

Kris McDaniel

in The Fragmentation of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198719656
eISBN:
9780191788741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719656.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on the nature of ontological categories. The author argues that, insofar as the notion of an ontological category is theoretically fruitful, we should take ontological categories ... More


Introduction

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter both introduces the simple view in the ontology of music and explains its scope. In essence, the simple view consists of an answer to two questions: the categorial question and the ... More


Categories and Kinds

E. J. Lowe

in The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244997
eISBN:
9780191597930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244995.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The account of the ontological categories begun earlier in the book is completed and it is explained why and how such categories, which have an a priori status, must be distinguished from the ... More


Ontological Categories and the Problem of Expressibility with Øystein Linnebo

Bob Hale

Jessica Leech and Kit Fine (eds)

in Essence and Existence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198854296
eISBN:
9780191888588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854296.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Frege famously held that ontological categories correspond to logico-syntactic types. Something is an object just in case it can be referred to by a singular term, and likewise for all the other ... More


Substance and Dependence

E. J. Lowe

in The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244997
eISBN:
9780191597930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244995.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Presents and defends a rigorous definition of substance, by drawing on the notion of existential or ontological dependency. Various different species of ontological dependency are identified, ... More


Ontological Preliminaries

Hale Bob

in Necessary Beings: An Essay on Ontology, Modality, and the Relations Between Them

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199669578
eISBN:
9780191765186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669578.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What kinds of things are there? How are distinctions between different kinds of thing to be explained? This chapter develops a broadly Fregean answer according to which ontological categories, such ... More


Core Cues to a Target

Leonard Talmy

in The Targeting System of Language

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036979
eISBN:
9780262343169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036979.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A core cue is an element of information about the target that the trigger is lexicalized to provide to the hearer. Seemingly all triggers provide such core cues in addition to their main function of ... More


The Substance of Language Volume I: The Domain of Syntax

John M. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608317
eISBN:
9780191732034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608317.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book explores the consequences for syntax of assuming that language is substantively based, or grounded, in extralinguistic cognition and perception. Groundedness does not just apply to the ... More


Identity and Unity

E. J. Lowe

in The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244997
eISBN:
9780191597930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244995.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The relationship between the notion of an object and the notion of unity is discussed. It is argued that we should acknowledge the possible existence of entities belonging to certain ontological ... More


Language

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter deals with human natural languages, the most important and widespread form of symbolic system we know. The richness of this symbolic system relative to the so-called formal languages is ... More


Metaphysics as the Science of Essence

E. J. Lowe

in Ontology, Modality, and Mind: Themes from the Metaphysics of E. J. Lowe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198796299
eISBN:
9780191866807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796299.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is metaphysics? And how is it to be pursued? Elsewhere, I have defended the view that the central task of metaphysics is to chart the possibilities of being: knowledge of what is actual ... More


Conclusion

Kathrin Koslicki

in Form, Matter, Substance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823803
eISBN:
9780191862588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823803.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

After briefly summarizing each of the chapters as well as the main results reached in this study, the Conclusion points to several worthwhile topics for future research which were left open along the ... More


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