I endorse your points.
What i try to suggest is that all knowledge is broadly divided into three
1. descriptive knowledge (science), highlighting categorization and
2. normative knowledge (science), highlighting standards, values, norms as
in politics, ethics, and easthetics;
3. exact knowledge (science as maths and theoretical physics), highlighting
axiomatic analysis, mathematical formulations and causal predictions.
Currently, computing ontology is in the initial stage of descriptive
ontology dealing with classifications schemas and taxonomies. It's time to
----- Original Message -----
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] knowledge fusion (01)
> Azamat and Jeff,
> Both of you agree that categorization is essential. The difference
> is that Jeff says its fundamental, and Azamat says its higher.
> I would not attempt to distinguish higher and lower mental functions
> without a great deal of psychological and neurological evidence.
> But I would say that classification is so widely used in everything
> from recognition to reasoning that it would be hard to find anything
> more primitive.
> Following is an article that I wrote about categorization from
> the point of view of logic, philosophy, and AI:
> And following are some slides in which I begin with a survey
> of various cognitive functions involved in language:
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