Family Resemblance vs. Polymorphism 2011-2019, (Sloman)

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Family Resemblance vs. Polymorphism

 

Family Resemblance vs. Polymorphism

A comparison: 
Wittgenstein’s Family Resemblance Theory 
vs. Ryle’s Polymorphism and 
Polymorphism in Computer Science/MathematicsAnd perhaps Kant’s notion of “schema”?

(DRAFT: Liable to change)

Aaron Sloman 
School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. 
(Philosopher in a Computer Science department)

Installed: 30 Apr 2011 
Updated: 11 Jan 2019 (major additions re parametric polymorphism). 
24 Mar 2017; 2018 ….; 14 Jul 2018 
30 Mar 2016; 16 Jul 2016; 12 Sep 2016; 18 Dec 2016 
21 Mar 2016 added “Polymorphism of design requirements” and a few edits.; 
9 Mar 2016 added “creativity” 
19 Apr 2014; 24 Apr 2014; 23 Oct 2015 (Reformatted/minor additions);

This paper is 
HTML: 
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/misc/family-resemblance-vs-polymorphism.html 
PDF: 
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/misc/family-resemblance-vs-polymorphism.pdf

A partial index of discussion notes is in 
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/misc/AREADME.html

This is one of several papers related to the “Computational Qualia” project summarised here by Ron Chrisley: 
https://www.researchgate.net/project/Computational-qualia

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Family Resemblance vs. Polymorphism