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

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:20:13 -0500
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> CM> if you are talking about the usual sort of first-order
> language in which predicates cannot also be arguments to other
> predicates, then of course there will be loss of expressivity.
> If one interpreted this as saying that there are no higher order  
> properties,
> then surely that would be an ontological implication.    (01)

Surely it would not; it would be a logical howler.  From the  
inability to say there are Xs nothing whatever follows about the  
existence or nonexistence of Xs.    (02)

-chris    (03)

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