The Theory and Practice of Ontology

  • Leo Zaibert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Leo Zaibert
    Pages 1-7
  3. Peter Simons
    Pages 9-23
  4. Ingvar Johansson
    Pages 25-43
  5. Achille Varzi
    Pages 45-78
  6. David Koepsell
    Pages 79-94
  7. Alessandro Salice
    Pages 95-113
  8. Maurizio Ferraris
    Pages 115-133
  9. Leo Zaibert
    Pages 135-155
  10. Werner Ceusters, Jonathan P. Bona
    Pages 157-185
  11. Roberto Casati
    Pages 187-201
  12. Mariam Thalos
    Pages 203-221
  13. Berit Brogaard
    Pages 223-240
  14. Kevin Mulligan
    Pages 241-268
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 269-277

About this book


This book provides close examination of ontology and the work of Professor Barry Smith, one of the most prolific philosophers of the modern day. In this book numerous scholars who have collaborated with Smith explore the various disciplines in which the impact of his work has been felt over the breadth of his career, including biology, computer science and informatics, cognitive science, economics, genetics, geography, law, neurology, and philosophy itself. While offering in-depth perspectives on ontology, the book also expands upon the breadth of Smith’s influence. With insights from renowned and influential scholars from many different countries, this book is an informative and enlightening celebration of all Smith has contributed to numerous academic schools of thought.


ontology barry smith philosophy biology computer science economics genetics metaphysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo Zaibert
    • 1
  1. 1.Union College Department of PhilosophySchenectadyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55277-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55278-5
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