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Re: [ontolog-forum] Foundation ontology, CYC, and Mapping

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:41:21 -0600
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On Feb 18, 2010, at 1:43 PM, doug foxvog wrote:
> ...
> Philosophers argued that if every X was always a Y, that this was true in
> all possible worlds -- even those in which Ys and Xs don't exist.    (01)

I'm not quite sure whether your use of the past tense here is significant.  
But, if not, that "every X is a Y" is true if there are no Xs is just basic 
first-order logic.  Perhaps I'm missing something.    (02)

-chris    (03)

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