Show simple item record Cocchiarella, Nino 2018-08-06T16:07:59Z 2018-08-06T16:07:59Z 2001-03
dc.identifier.citation Cocchiarella, N. "Logic and Ontology," in Axiomathes, vol, 12 issues 1-2 (2001): 117-150. en
dc.description This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Axiomathes. The final authenticated version is available online at: en
dc.description.abstract A brief review of the historical relation between logic and ontology and of the opposition between the views of logic as language and logic as calculus is given. We argue that predication is more fundamental than membership and that different theories of predication are based on different theories of universals, the three most important being nominalism, conceptualism, and realism.These theories can be formulated as formal ontologies, each with its own logic, and compared with one another in terms of their respective explanatory powers. After a brief survey of such a comparison, we argue that an extended form of conceptual realism provides the most coherent formal ontology and, as such, can be used to defend the view of logic as language. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Axiomathes en
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dc.subject Cognitive Psychology en
dc.subject Explanatory Power en
dc.subject Formal Ontology en
dc.subject Conceptual Realism en
dc.title Logic and Ontology en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/A:1012758003706

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