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Facet Theory and the Mapping Sentence As Hermeneutically Consistent Structured Meta-Ontology and Structured Meta-Mereology.

Hackett PM - Front Psychol (2016)

Bottom Line: I also claim that theoretical and empirical validity is a likely result of employing the mapping sentence in research design and interpretation.However, I extend the scope of both facet theory based research and claims for its structural utility, reliability and validity to philosophical and qualitative investigations.I assert that the hermeneutic consistency of a structural ontology is a product of a structural representation's ontological components and the mereological relationships between these ontological sub-units: the mapping sentence seminally allows for the depiction of such structure.

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Affiliation: School of Communication, Emerson College Boston, MA, USA.

ABSTRACT
When behavior is interpreted in a reliable manner (i.e., robustly across different situations and times) its explained meaning may be seen to possess hermeneutic consistency. In this essay I present an evaluation of the hermeneutic consistency that I propose may be present when the research tool known as the mapping sentence is used to create generic structural ontologies. I also claim that theoretical and empirical validity is a likely result of employing the mapping sentence in research design and interpretation. These claims are non-contentious within the realm of quantitative psychological and behavioral research. However, I extend the scope of both facet theory based research and claims for its structural utility, reliability and validity to philosophical and qualitative investigations. I assert that the hermeneutic consistency of a structural ontology is a product of a structural representation's ontological components and the mereological relationships between these ontological sub-units: the mapping sentence seminally allows for the depiction of such structure.

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Mapping sentence for Lowe's four-category ontology.
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Figure 1: Mapping sentence for Lowe's four-category ontology.

Mentions: In earlier research I have demonstrated the utility of a non-numerically based facet theory that employs the conceptual rigor that the mapping sentence has provided in my investigation of the mereology of Aristotle's Categories (Aristotle, 1975)8. This mapping sentence offers an account of The Categories that clearly displays Aristotle's ontology and uniquely a potential mereological relationship between the Categories parts-to-parts and parts-to-whole and in so doing offers further exploration of Aristotle's ontology. In figure 1 I provide a mapping sentence for a more contemporary ontology by Lowe (2007) in his four-category ontology9. Lowe's ontology embodies the notion that the world may be understood as comprising three distinct types of objects, two kinds of events, two modes and three attributes. Lowe settled with this structure as he believes that this four-category ontology provides “a uniquely satisfactory metaphysical foundation for the natural sciences” (Lowe, 2007 Page 16).


Facet Theory and the Mapping Sentence As Hermeneutically Consistent Structured Meta-Ontology and Structured Meta-Mereology.

Hackett PM - Front Psychol (2016)

Mapping sentence for Lowe's four-category ontology.
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Figure 1: Mapping sentence for Lowe's four-category ontology.
Mentions: In earlier research I have demonstrated the utility of a non-numerically based facet theory that employs the conceptual rigor that the mapping sentence has provided in my investigation of the mereology of Aristotle's Categories (Aristotle, 1975)8. This mapping sentence offers an account of The Categories that clearly displays Aristotle's ontology and uniquely a potential mereological relationship between the Categories parts-to-parts and parts-to-whole and in so doing offers further exploration of Aristotle's ontology. In figure 1 I provide a mapping sentence for a more contemporary ontology by Lowe (2007) in his four-category ontology9. Lowe's ontology embodies the notion that the world may be understood as comprising three distinct types of objects, two kinds of events, two modes and three attributes. Lowe settled with this structure as he believes that this four-category ontology provides “a uniquely satisfactory metaphysical foundation for the natural sciences” (Lowe, 2007 Page 16).

Bottom Line: I also claim that theoretical and empirical validity is a likely result of employing the mapping sentence in research design and interpretation.However, I extend the scope of both facet theory based research and claims for its structural utility, reliability and validity to philosophical and qualitative investigations.I assert that the hermeneutic consistency of a structural ontology is a product of a structural representation's ontological components and the mereological relationships between these ontological sub-units: the mapping sentence seminally allows for the depiction of such structure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Communication, Emerson College Boston, MA, USA.

ABSTRACT
When behavior is interpreted in a reliable manner (i.e., robustly across different situations and times) its explained meaning may be seen to possess hermeneutic consistency. In this essay I present an evaluation of the hermeneutic consistency that I propose may be present when the research tool known as the mapping sentence is used to create generic structural ontologies. I also claim that theoretical and empirical validity is a likely result of employing the mapping sentence in research design and interpretation. These claims are non-contentious within the realm of quantitative psychological and behavioral research. However, I extend the scope of both facet theory based research and claims for its structural utility, reliability and validity to philosophical and qualitative investigations. I assert that the hermeneutic consistency of a structural ontology is a product of a structural representation's ontological components and the mereological relationships between these ontological sub-units: the mapping sentence seminally allows for the depiction of such structure.

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