The bridge between philosophy and information-driven science.

Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 2 (2):47-55 (2021)
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This essay is a response to Luis M. Augusto’s intriguing paper on the rift between mainstream and formal ontology. I will show that there are in fact two questions at issue here: 1. concerning the links between mainstream and formal approaches within philosophy, and 2. concerning the application of philosophy (and especially philosophical ontology) in support of information-driven research for example in the life sciences.

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Categories and foundational ontology: A medieval tutorial.Luis M. Augusto - 2022 - Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 3 (1):1-56.
To be or not to be informed, that is the question of O/ontology.Luis M. Augusto - 2022 - Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 3 (3):3-49.

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Logical Investigations.Edmund Husserl - 1970 - London, England: Routledge. Edited by Dermot Moran.
In defense of proper functions.Ruth Millikan - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (June):288-302.
Biomedical Ontologies.Barry Smith - 2023 - In Peter Elkin (ed.), Terminology, Ontology and their Implementations. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. pp. 125-169.

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