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Re: [ontolog-forum] confounded models

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From: Kathryn Blackmond Laskey <klaskey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:50:34 -0400
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At 5:44 PM -0500 7/16/07, Pat Hayes wrote:
>On Jul 16, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Gary Berg-Cross wrote:
>>  Pat, Barry
>>  Most authors who write biology text books don't know about, or 
>>  aren't thinking about Taskian models.
>They may not know about them, but they can still be thinking about 
>them.  Just as someone who knows nothing of botany can think about
>plants.    (01)

I don't think it's correct to say they "really are" thinking about 
Tarskian models even if they don't know about them.  However, it is 
the case that their thought processes are logically consistent to the 
degree that they could be formalized as Tarskian models of a set of 
axioms.    (02)

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