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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 15:12:10 -0500
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Azamat,    (01)

You are taking the a priori view that there exists an ideal
abstract ontology that is somehow the foundation for everything.    (02)

That view is close to Plato's view of the forms, but it is very
different from Aristotle's empirical view.    (03)

 > Ontology is the core of philosophy (Logics, Epistemology,
 > Semantics, etc.) and the foundation of all sciences, physical,
 > psychological, social, and engineering, thus it sets the most
 > basic assumptions for the world knowledge, to be truly
 > represented by the advanced knowledge and semantic technology.    (04)

Since there is no generally agreed ontology, I can accept that
statement as equivalent to "the empty set is a subset of everything".    (05)

 > Other views only deprecate its high status of Science of
 > sciences.    (06)

I am willing to say that a good ontology would be valuable,
but I certainly deprecate 99% of what people say about ontology
as being pure baloney.    (07)

John    (08)

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