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Re: [ontolog-forum] Is there something I missed?

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From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 12:52:02 -0600
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On Feb 5, 2009, at 7:52 AM, Александр Шкотин wrote:
Re. the universe of discourse, the point is not giving a comprehesive definition, but to emphasize that this hybrid construct has two faces: "universe" and "discourse." This semantic duality is the source of confusion even for experienced minds. But if you view the issue as simple, make your contribution, try and extend the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe_of_discourse. Good luck.

Me too. 

Look at the Date: 1881. It is clear that Wikipedian should cite the inventor.

Probably Charles Saunders Pierce, given the date and the fact that whoever wrote it was writing in English rather than German.  Also the choice of the word "discourse" has a Piercian ring to it. 

BTW, Googling "domain of discourse" and C. S. Pierce  located this gem:

which all the SWeb-bashers out there should read :-)


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