, Volume 182, Issue 2, pp 185–204

Foundations of an ontology of philosophy


DOI: 10.1007/s11229-009-9658-x

Cite this article as:
Grenon, P. & Smith, B. Synthese (2011) 182: 185. doi:10.1007/s11229-009-9658-x


We describe an ontology of philosophy that is designed to aid navigation through philosophical literature, including literature in the form of encyclopedia articles and textbooks and in both printed and digital forms. The ontology is designed also to serve integration and structuring of data pertaining to the philosophical literature, and in the long term also to support reasoning about the provenance and contents of such literature, by providing a representation of the philosophical domain that is oriented around what philosophical literature is about.



Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophySUNY at BuffaloBuffaloUSA