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

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From: "Smith, Barry" <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 09:36:10 -0400
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At 09:14 AM 3/16/2007, Chris Partridge wrote:
>Chris, John,
>The topic itself seems to me interesting.
>You may be able to shed some light on this.
> >From what little I know, it seems as if at the beginning of the 20th
>century, philosophical opinion tended towards regarding logic as a potential
>candidate for ontology. By the end of the century, ontology is about what
>exists and logic about what can be inferred.
>It seems to be the case, as noted below, that "ontological considerations
>might play a role in the choice of an appropriate formalism" and presumably
>that a formalism (such as FOL) might have implicit ontological implications.
>I wonder whether either of you (or anyone else on the list) could point to
>philosophical research on the links between the two.    (01)

(for what it's worth)
Barry     (02)

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