Ontology, Artefacts, and Models of Reasoning

  • Pasi Pohjola
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 64)

Summary. In recent philosophical studies on technological artefacts, an idea of dual nature of artefacts has been emphasized. Although this idea of dual nature is not a novel one, recent studies have extensively developed ontological aspects of technological artefacts. According to various authors there are two constitutive elements of technological artefacts that can be described in terms of physical properties of objects and intentional action. In this paper, ontology of artefacts is connected to issues discussed by C.S. Peirce under topics of abductive reasoning and philosophy.


Intentional Action Dual Nature Constitutive Rule Technical Artefact Technological Artefact 
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  • Pasi Pohjola
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  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of Jyv¨akyl¨aFinland

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