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Re: [ontolog-forum] The Relation Between Logic and Ontology in Metaphysi

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 00:51:44 -0500
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On Mar 15, 2007, at 11:45 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:    (01)

> Chris,
> I don't want to get involved with defending Heidegger.
> On the other hand, the kind of logic one adopts does
> influence the kinds of ontological categories one might
> choose to represent by means of the symbols of that logic.
> For example, the quantifiers of predicate calculus
> (or any equivalent form, such as Peirce's graphs) are
> not well suited to dealing with continuous stuff,
> such as water.
> Even worse, what about stuff like happiness?
> "Happiness" seems to be a mass noun like "water",
> but it's even harder to measure or refer to.  That
> makes it a prime category to be ignored.  But does
> that mean it doesn't exist?    (02)

John,    (03)

I only denied the idea that there is no distinction between "the  
study of formalisms" and "the study of being" (insofar as I even  
understand the latter notion).  I certainly agree that ontological  
considerations might play a role in the choice of an appropriate  
formalism.    (04)

-chris    (05)

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