Cecil (and Chris) (01)
I would paraphrase your concerns differently:
The standard definition of "part" is not appropriate.
The parasite is a kind of "foreign part", not a "natural
part" of an organism. A different term should be used
in this context. (02)
So you could blame me for mis-using "part".
Or you could blame a particular ontology.
Don't blame epistemology. (03)
ditto for fetus. (04)
> Well, I have run into this issue before (trying to use Dolce as a top
> level for parasitic infections where they go through life forms)and I
> would simply say that this view is exactly why epistemology has no place
> in real world (at least health care) ontologies.
> Richard H. McCullough wrote:
>> From the viewpoint of metaphysics/epistemology,
>> a fetus is not a human being, it is a part of a human being
>> (the mother). After birth, it is a human being (the newborn).
>> *From:* Azamat <mailto:abdoul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (06)
>> development. That means abortion, in a sense, is a sort
>> of killing of a human being by a human being.
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