Steps Toward a Computational Metaphysics

@article{Fitelson2007StepsTA,
  title={Steps Toward a Computational Metaphysics},
  author={Branden Fitelson and Edward N. Zalta},
  journal={J. Philosophical Logic},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={227-247}
}
In this paper, the authors describe their initial investigations in computational metaphysics. Our method is to implement axiomatic metaphysics in an automated reasoning system. In this paper, we describe what we have discovered when the theory of abstract objects is implemented in prover9 (a first-order automated reasoning system which is the successor to otter). After reviewing the second-order, axiomatic theory of abstract objects, we show (1) how to represent a fragment of that theory in… CONTINUE READING
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