DOES QUINE’S ONTOLOGICAL RELATIVITY PUT IN TO MEANING HOLISM?

RAJIBA LOCHAN BEHERA

Abstract


Ontology is a theory concerning the kind of entities and specifically the kinds of abstract entities that are to be admitted in a language system. It is also a set of definitions in a formal language for terms describing the world. The ontology can be used as fundamental data for extracting relation among people by analyzing diverse web documents. The usability of ontology for semantic web has been increasing. The ontology is constructed as a network among related concepts and consists of classes and properties. In this paper I will focus ahead the Quine’s ontological relativity and its place in the meaning holism. Why ontological relativity is important for meaning holism?


Keywords


Ontology, Relativity, Meaning-Holism, Description, Concept, Language

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