Dennis E. Hamilton:
There's a book called "Metaphor and Reality" by Phillip Wheelwright that has a tangential bearing on this topic. The phrase that sticks in my mind is this: "machines have contexts, people have perspectives."and Murray Altheim:
I'm not sure if you're aware, but there's a whole subdomain within the Knowledge Representation/Structures community devoted to issuesof context, which seems to be headed up by Patrick Brezillon.