Understanding Predication in Conceptual Spaces

We argue that a cognitive semantics has to take into account the possibly partial information that a cognitive agent has of the world. After discussing Gardenfors's view of objects in conceptual spaces, we offer a number of viable treatments of partiality of information and we formalize them by means of alternative predicative logics. Our analysis shows that understanding the nature of simple predicative sentences is crucial for a cognitive semantics.

Publication type: 
Contributo in atti di convegno
Author or Creator: 
Masolo, Claudio
Porello, Daniele
Publisher: 
Springfield, Amsterdam , Paesi Bassi
IOS Press, Amsterdam, NLD
Source: 
Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference (FOIS 2016), pp. 139–152, Annecy, France, July 6th-9th, 2016
Date: 
2016
Resource Identifier: 
http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/366203
https://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-660-6-139
info:doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-660-6-139
http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/formal-ontology-in-information-systems-proceedings-of-the-9th-international-conference-fois-2016
urn:isbn:978-1-61499-659-0
Language: 
Eng
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