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A process-based model for an interactive ontology

Campbell, Richard

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The paper proposes a process-based model for an ontology that encompasses the emergence of process systems generated by increasingly complex levels of organization. Starting with a division of processes into those that are persistent and those that are fleeting, the model builds through a series of exclusive and exhaustive disjunctions. The crucial distinction is between those persistent and cohesive systems that are energy wells, and those that are far-from-equilibrium. The latter are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54343
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-008-9372-0

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