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Ontologies: Antinomies, Contradictions and other Epistemological Difficulties with the Concept

Author(s): Jean ROBILLARD

Journal: STICEF
ISSN 1764-7223

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2004;
Start page: 247;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: ontology | ontological commitment (quinian criterion of) | cognitive science | cognitive engeneering | epistemology | categorization (theory of) | three worlds theory (popperian)

This article studies the concept of ontology used in cognitive science (CS). The logic of the subject and its methodological significance will be given the most attention. The thesis is that apart from having high epistemological aims and running counter to philosophic sensibility, the concept of ontology used in CS contradicts itself.
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