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From: "Rob Freeman" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] mKR (was Thing and Class) (03)
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 2:21 AM, Richard H. McCullough
> <rhm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> More generally, I agree with you that "the meaning of a sentence
>>> depends on the context of the thinker/speaker". The problem with your
>>> mKR formalism is I just don't think you will be able to enumerate all
>>> these different "meanings", list all distinguishing cases, etc.
>> ***** I'm not looking at all possible cases ("possible worlds"),
>> ***** only the particular case appropriate for a particular
>> ***** sentence.
> How many distinct sentences do you want to be able to deal with?
** Any number.
** Every sentence has its own explicit context.
** In a conversation, context includes previous propositions.
** "tabula rasa" is common to all contexts -- it defines
** the meanings of "attribute", "action", "relation", etc.
>>> Rather than defining new sets of labels as I understand your mKR to
>>> do, I think the way ahead will be to look at the different ways data
>>> can come together to generate new classes/concepts/"languages"
>> ***** I don't know what "new sets of labels" means ???
> A new language, in the formal sense.
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Ayn Rand do speak od mKR done;
mKE do enhance od Real Intelligence done;
knowledge := man do identify od existent done;
knowledge haspart proposition list;
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