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To: "Peter F Brown" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 08:54:42 -0500
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>Could someone sum up where this thread is going? Or is it just a
>philosophical stroll in the park (or Platonic cave, I'm not sure
>what...)? Frankly, apart from a partially illuminating Philosophy 101,
>has anything actually been said that advances the cause of ontological
>research and practice? If so, someone care to draw some conclusions?    (01)

I'm sorry that it should have given you this impression, as this is 
exactly what I wanted to avoid. Here's my elevator summary: ontology 
engineers should think of philosophers like dogs. They are 
intelligent and useful if you feed them and treat them well, but you 
have to keep them on a leash, train them thoroughly to obey your 
instructions, and not let them form a pack, or they get out of 
control and can become dangerous.    (02)

Pat    (03)

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