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Logic and Ontology
Reference: Knowledge Management: Knowledge Representation: Ontologies
Buffalo Ontology Site
- Information on ontology, on the history of ontology, and on contemporary ontology and its applications.
Dualism and the Shift of Aspect in Language and Thought
- Examines the bearing of the shift of aspect in language and thought on mind/world dualism, and other intractable difficulties affecting the nature of relation, change, reality, meaning and knowledge.
Metaphysics of Quality
- Robert M. Pirsig deals with the fundamentals of existence and attempts to provide a more coherent system for understanding reality than current paradigms allow.
Qualia: The Knowledge Argument
- Aims to establish that conscious experience involves non-physical properties. It is one of the most discussed arguments against physicalism; from the Stanford Encyclopedia by Martine Nida-Rümelin.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Abstract Objects
- Survey of attempts to draw the distinction between concrete and abstract objects; by Gideon Rosen.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Events
- Survey of philosophical views on the character and status of events; by Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Existence
- Survey article by Barry Miller.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Holes
- An interesting case-study for ontologists and epistemologists.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Physicalism
- Discussion of the thesis that everything is physical; by Daniel Stoljar.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Identity of Indiscernibles
- A principle of analytic ontology first explicitly formulated by Leibniz. It states that no two distinct substances exactly resemble each other.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Tropes
- An article describing tropes; by John Bacon.
Theory and History of Ontology
- Resources on the development of ontology, especially in the twentieth century.
What is Ontology?
- Collected definitions, from leading philosophical reference works and from philosophers from Wolff to Husserl.
Why Does Anything Exist?
- Sequence of short essays on this topic.
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