Some articles on ontology:
... the possibility of developing wide agreement on a common upper ontology fall into one of two traps (1) they assert that there is no possibility of universal agreement on any conceptual scheme but ... attack a simplistic, impoverished view of ontology ... models of the world are true, but in an upper ontology those different models can be represented as different theories, and the adherents of those ...
Famous quotes containing the word elements:
“English general and singular terms, identity, quantification, and the whole bag of ontological tricks may be correlated with elements of the native language in any of various mutually incompatible ways, each compatible with all possible linguistic data, and none preferable to another save as favored by a rationalization of the native language that is simple and natural to us.”
—Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)