Foundation for a Realist Ontology of Cognitive Processes

In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO), University at Buffalo, NY (2019)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
What follows is a first step towards an ontology of conscious mental processes. We provide a theoretical foundation and characterization of conscious mental processes based on a realist theory of intentionality and using BFO as our top-level ontology. We distinguish three components of intentional mental process: character, directedness, and objective referent, and describe several features of the process character and directedness significant to defining and classifying mental processes. We arrive at the definition of representational mental process as a process that is the bringing into being, sustaining, modifying, or terminating of a mental representation. We conclude by outlining some benefits and applications of this approach.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Revision history
First archival date: 2019-09-28
Latest version: 2 (2019-09-28)
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Added to PP index

Total views
165 ( #24,932 of 50,329 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
74 ( #7,130 of 50,329 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.