Werner Ceusters talk on "Are linguistics-based event classifications useful for realism-based process classifications?", Department of Philosophy, 141 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, noon, Friday, November 10, 2017
Abstract: Zeno Vendler distinguished four aspectual classes of verbs:
- states, which are static and do not have an endpoint ("know," "love");
- activities, which are dynamic and do not have an endpoint ("run," "drive");
- accomplishments, which have an endpoint and are incremental or gradual ("paint a picture," "build a house"); and
- achievements, which have an endpoint and occur instantaneously ("recognize," "notice").
We are trying to develop a more detailed classification of processes in Basic Formal Ontology by analyzing these and other aspectual characteristics of verbs. The latter have been studied by linguists and philosophers of language from a linguistic perspective, thus with a focus on how matters are described. Our focus, in contrast, is on what is the case in reality when different verb aspects are used -- thus providing an ontological perspective.
Ontology Group Meeting, Jeannette Martin Room, University at Buffalo, 3-5pm, November 20, 2017. Topics for discussion will include
- 1. Capabilities in BFO
- 2. Functions of Organizations in BFO
- 3. Systems Engineering Ontology
- 4. Update on ISO
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