A Philosophical approach to upper-level ontologies

Satıoğlu, Dilek
The aim of this thesis is to provide a philosophical approach to upper-level ontologies. The ontologies and/or categorical system of Aristotle, Kant, Husserl, and Quine are evaluated in order to give a philosophical understanding of ontologies. After an explanation of the developments in ontology as a new interdisciplinary study, the most well known upper-level ontologies, BFO, DOLCE, SUMO, and Cyc, are analysed technically. In the light of philosophical ontologies and categorical systems, these upper-level ontologies are criticised in terms of the fundamental constituents of upper-level ontologies.


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Citation Formats
D. Satıoğlu, “A Philosophical approach to upper-level ontologies,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.