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Re: [ontolog-forum] PROF Swartz ON DEFINITIONS

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From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:34:59 -0700
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Hello Ferenc,    (01)

I do not believe the Professor Swarz you are referring to is a member
of this community. May I suggest that (as a matter of courtesy,) you
communicate directly with him on your disagreements first, and on his
consent, invite him to join us in this public dialog, before going
further with this.    (02)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (03)

p.s. I assume you had done the due dilligence of asking: "is this
conversation relevant to our mission?" prior to posting.  Tx.  =ppy
--    (04)

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 8:16 AM, FERENC KOVACS <f.kovacs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Recursive Definitions
> (Advanced material) By a "direct ancestor" we mean one's "parents,
> grandparents, great-grandparents, etc." More formally, we might write:
> "x is a direct ancestor of y" =df "x is a parent of y; or x is a parent of a
> parent of y; or x is a parent of a parent of a parent of y; etc."
> My comments: is it not the referent that the definition is about?C ompare
> with the statement in the front above: quote
> For example, the term, "pain", is defined, but pain itself is not defined.
> We define only terms, never their referents. end of quote
> Ferenc    (05)

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