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The Application of Category Theory to Epistemic and Poietic Processes

  • Józef LubaczEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 235)

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to explore the potential for applying the notional framework of category theory to some aspects of human activity associated with acquiring knowledge (epistemic activity), as well as to activity of a sort resulting in the creation of artefacts of any kind (poietic activity). These kinds of activity are conceptualized as processes. The ideas and constitutive components of epistemic and poietic processes are introduced, and against this background possible applications of category theory to the analysis and monitoring of progress in the unfolding of such processes is considered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Center for Formal OntologyWarsaw University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland

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