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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontological Assumptions of FOL

To: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
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From: Ingvar Johansson <ingvar.johansson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 16:42:00 +0100
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Pat Hayes schrieb:
>> 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)
> Agreed.
>> then it seems natural to regard property instances as being
>> spatiotemporally located without regarding them as in themselves being
>> physical entities.
> 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.    (01)

Give me a reference to one paper or book written by a philosopher who 
(a) is interested in philosophical ontology, and (b) has a position at a 
Western philosophy department, and (c) claims that property instances 
*cannot* be locted in space and time.    (02)

/Ingvar J    (03)

Ingvar Johansson
IFOMIS, Saarland University
     home site: http://ifomis.org/
     personal home site:
     http://hem.passagen.se/ijohansson/index.html      (04)

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