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Re: [ontolog-forum] confounded models

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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:37:40 -0500
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On Jul 17, 2007, at 12:23 PM, Kathryn Blackmond Laskey wrote:    (01)

>> But given Kathy's idea of logical consistency, doesn't it become
>> important that someone who knows about Botony is likely to be  
>> thinking
>> more consistently than some non-Botanist thinking about plants?   
>> Could
>> be anyone.  Are they all Tarskian at heart?
> I didn't say botanists were Tarskian at heart.  At heart they are
> botanists!!!  But if they are logically consistent botanists, I could
> develop an axiom system and Tarskian model that was a pretty good
> approximation to the phenomenonogy of their assertions. That does NOT
> mean it is a good model of their actual throught processes!    (02)

Absolutely! Very important and basic point. To say that someone is  
thinking about X is not to say that their thoughts use 'X'.    (03)

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