CRC 991

D01: Frame representation of prototype concepts and prototype-based reasoning

Funding period : 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

The aim of project D01 is to account for prototype concepts and reasoning in terms of prototype frames. Prototype frames are frames which include information about the typicality and/or probability of the values of attributes and information about the diagnosticity of attributes for the respective concept. The project pursues the following three aims: (1) Modeling prototype concepts by means of prototype frames. (2) Investigating the compositionality of prototype frames and ways to handle failures of compositionality. (3) Investigating the rules of reasoning with prototypical properties and prototype frames.

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schurz
Institut für Philosophie
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-129 14


Dr. Corina Strößner
Phone: Telefon: +49 211 81-11602
Email: stroessnerphil.hhude

Annika Schuster
Phone: +49 211 81-11605