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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology vs OWL implementation

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 06:15:21 -0400
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Pat,    (01)

I agree with you to a certain extent and with one caveat:    (02)

 > Aquinas and Aristotle ... weren't doing ontology engineering,
 > they knew nothing whatever about 'ontology' in the sense used
 > in this forum, and they knew nothing about modern logic....
 > And in any case, their ideas on just about anything that
 > matters were (though of great historical importance) profoundly
 > wrong.    (03)

The caveat is that the great majority of people who write about
ontology and ontology engineering today know even less about
those topics and are even more profoundly wrong about them
than Aristotle and Aquinas.    (04)

John    (05)

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