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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology vs OWL implementation

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 13:06:46 -0500
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On May 1, 2008, at 1:26 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> ....I'm just not interested in what Aquinas and Aristotle had to  
> say. They 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.    (01)

Well, Aristotle knew a lot about a pretty significant fragment of  
it. :-)  Here's a nice, somewhat popularized overview of how "modern"  
his work in logic was:    (02)

   http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Logi/LogiBoge.htm    (03)

For a more scholarly treatment, see my colleague Robin Smith's entry  
in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:    (04)

   http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-logic    (05)

> So their views are about as relevant to this discussion as those of  
> Johan Sebastian Bach. And in any case, their ideas on just about  
> anything that matters were (though of great historical importance)  
> profoundly wrong.    (06)

Not when it came to logic.    (07)

-chris    (08)

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