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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontological Assumptions of FOL

To: Ingvar Johansson <ingvar.johansson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:12:43 -0500
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>Erick Antezana schrieb:
>>  Ingvar,
>>      are there any articles or books that could be pointed out regarding
>>  those issues (time/space is physical)?
>>  thanks,
>>  erick
>Tell me a little more about what you are looking for, and then I will
>come back. By the way, I didn't make the point that "time/space is
>physical", which I happen to believe is false, even though General
>Relativity may be taken to imply such a view (i.e., space-time is a
>mass-energy field, and physical things are nothing else than lumps of
>mass-energy). My point is rather that if you think a little more in tune
>with common sense, classical physics, and molecular biology (which I
>think is much more relevant for today's information sciences than GR)    (01)

Agreed.    (02)

>then it seems natural to regard property instances as being
>spatiotemporally located without regarding them as in themselves being
>physical entities.    (03)

But with the greatest respect, this is a 
particular view. Others take the view that 
properties and their instances are never 
themselves located, even though the individuals 
to which they apply may be. I don't mean to start 
a debate here, only to indicate that one should 
not expect to find a universally agreed consensus 
on this.    (04)

Pat Hayes    (05)

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