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Re: [ontolog-forum] mKR (was Thing and Class)

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From: Rick Murphy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 21:53:17 -0400
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Rob Freeman wrote:
> Rick,
> I enjoyed the "Truth and Meaning" paper by Soames you referenced. I
> was interested to see how philosophers are trying to deal with the
> failure of analycity typified by Quine etc.    (01)

I'm just getting a chance to read Two Dogmas and look forward to 
discussing some time in the future.    (02)

> Are you familiar with the approach taken by Jeurgen Schmidhuber and
> Marcus Hutter? Schmidhuber resolves incompleteness issues by equating
> "intelligence" with prediction. Marcus Hutter equates it with
> compression.
> http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/newai/newai.html
> http://prize.hutter1.net/
> Or course Schmidhuber and Hutter talk principally about "intelligence"
> not "meaning", but what is interesting is that by basing
> "intelligence" in prediction/compression, they manage to avoid the
> pitfalls of formal logic.    (03)

These look interesting. I'll check them out !    (04)

> -Rob
>    (05)

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