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Re: [ontac-forum] Problems of ontology

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 19:32:48 -0400
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Leo,    (01)

If that's true, then I have no complaints.    (02)

 > We ALL believe in a lattice of theories these days. That
 > includes upper theories, middle theories, domain theories.
 > So what's your beef?    (03)

I thought that my first note on this subject was a statement
and clarification of the general consensus.  I was surprised
by the response from Azamat, who seems to want a giant monolith.    (04)

 > If we arrive at a "collection" of theories that address upper,
 > middle, domain levels, that is a very good thing. If they are
 > all related via logical relations, that is a very good thing.
 > If we can design a systematic way of establishing those logical
 > relations among theories, that is a very good thing.    (05)

I agree -- provided that we keep the lattice open to new versions
and variations as needed.    (06)

John    (07)

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