Meinongian Semantics and Artificial Intelligence

  • William J. Rapaport University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA
Keywords: computational semantic, network semantics, Meinongian semantics


This essay describes computational semantic networks for a philosophical audience and surveys several approaches to semantic-network semantics. In particular, propositional semantic networks (exemplified by SNePS) are discussed; it is argued that only a fully intensional, Meinongian semantics is appropriate for them; and several Meinongian systems are presented.

How to Cite
Rapaport, W. (2013). Meinongian Semantics and Artificial Intelligence. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 6(25), 25-52. Retrieved from