Knowledge Representation and Metaphor

  • Eileen Cornell Way

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 1-26
  3. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 27-60
  4. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 61-95
  5. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 96-121
  6. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 122-149
  7. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 150-173
  8. Eileen Cornell Way
    Pages 174-200
  9. Eileen Cornell Way
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  10. Eileen Cornell Way
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-272

About this book


This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data­ processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychol­ ogy through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. The problems posed by metaphor and analogy are among the most challenging that confront the field of knowledge representation. In this study, Eileen Way has drawn upon the combined resources of philosophy, psychology, and computer science in developing a systematic and illuminating theoretical framework for understanding metaphors and analogies. While her work provides solutions to difficult problems of knowledge representation, it goes much further by investigating some of the most important philosophical assumptions that prevail within artificial intelligence today. By exposing the limitations inherent in the assumption that languages are both literal and truth-functional, she has advanced our grasp of the nature of language itself. J.R.F.


artificial intelligence cognitive psychology intelligence knowledge knowledge representation mind philosophy programming

Authors and affiliations

  • Eileen Cornell Way
    • 1
  1. 1.Program in Philosophy and Computer and Systems Sciences, Department of PhilosophyState University of New York at BinghamtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4079-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7941-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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