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.
Understanding Predication in Conceptual Spaces
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Springfield, Amsterdam , Paesi Bassi
IOS Press, Amsterdam, NLD
Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference (FOIS 2016), pp. 139–152, Annecy, France, July 6th-9th, 2016