Formal Ontology And Conceptual Realism (synthese Library)

Formal Ontology And Conceptual Realism (synthese Library)
Tags: Nino B. Cocchiarella

Theories about the ontological structure of the world have generally been described in informal, intuitive terms. This book offers an account of the general features and methodology of formal ontology. The book defends conceptual realism as the best system to adopt based on a logic of natural kinds. By formally reconstructing an intuitive, informal ontological scheme as a formal ontology we can better determine the consistency and adequacy of that scheme.