Type Construction and the Logic of Concepts

@inproceedings{Pustejovsky2000TypeCA,
  title={Type Construction and the Logic of Concepts},
  author={James Pustejovsky},
  year={2000}
}
I would like to pose a set of fundamental questions regarding the constraints we can place on the structure of our concepts, particularly as revealed through language. I will outline a methodology for the construction of ontological types based on the dual concerns of capturing linguistic generalizations and satisfying metaphysical considerations. I discuss what “kinds of things” there are, as reflected in the models of semantics we adopt for our linguistic theories. I argue that the flat and… CONTINUE READING
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