SNAP and SPAN: Towards dynamic spatial ontology

Spatial Cognition and Computation 4 (1):69–103 (2004)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

We propose a modular ontology of the dynamic features of reality. This amounts, on the one hand, to a purely spatial ontology supporting snapshot views of the world at successive instants of time and, on the other hand, to a purely spatiotemporal ontology of change and process. We argue that dynamic spatial ontology must combine these two distinct types of inventory of the entities and relationships in reality, and we provide characterizations of spatiotemporal reasoning in the light of the interconnections between them.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
243 (#48,716)

6 months
30 (#35,485)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Barry Smith
State University of New York, Buffalo

References found in this work

Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
New Work for a Theory of Universals.David K. Lewis - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61 (4):343-377.
Logische Untersuchungen.Edmund Husserl (ed.) - 1900 - Felix Meiner Verlag.
Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 17 (2):278-279.

View all 46 references / Add more references