Barry Smith, from Buffalo University has produced this free course: “Introduction to Ontology: From Aristotle to the Universal Core“. The course is aimed at those with an information science or philosophy background and covers a number of topics:
- Ontology as a Branch of Philosophy
- Ontology and Logic
- The Ontology of Social Reality
- Why I Am No Longer a Philosopher (or: Ontology Leaving the Mother Ship of Philosophy)
- Why Computer Science Needs Philosophy
- Ontology and the Semantic Web
- Towards a Standard Upper Level Ontology
- Ontology and the US Federal Government Data Integration Initiative
The presentation is also available as a handout.
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