Ontology, Ontologies, and Science

Topoi (1):71-83 (2011)
Abstract
Philosophers frequently struggle with the relation of metaphysics to the everyday world, with its practical value, and with its relation to empirical science. This paper distinguishes several different models of the relation between philosophical ontology and applied (scientific) ontology that have been advanced in the history of philosopy. Adoption of a strong participation model for the philosophical ontologist in science is urged, and requirements and consequences of the participation model are explored. This approach provides both a principled view and justification of the role of the philosophical ontologist in contemporary empirical science as well as guidelines for integrating philosophers and philosophical contributions into the practice of science.
Keywords Ontology  Philosophy of Science  Applied ontology  Value of metaphysics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,941
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Werner Ceusters & Barry Smith (2007). Referent Tracking for Digital Rights Management. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies.
David Manley (2009). Introduction : A Guided Tour of Metametaphysics. In David John Chalmers, David Manley & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology. Oxford University Press.
Gary H. Merrill (2009). Concepts and Synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus. Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration 4 (7).

View all 12 references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Chris Brink & Ingrid Rewitzky (2002). Three Dual Ontologies. Journal of Philosophical Logic 31 (6):543-568.
Thomas Hofweber, Logic and Ontology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-02-16

Total downloads

71 ( #19,633 of 1,100,746 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #176,465 of 1,100,746 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.