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Re: [ontolog-forum] Fwd: Re: Using controlled natural languages for onto

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:16:48 -0500
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On Mar 17, 2011, at 2:12 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> ....
> In any case, I believe that philosophy today would be in a far healthier 
>position if the logicians had followed Peirce, Whitehead, and the later 
>Wittgenstein. Instead, they followed Frege, Russell, Carnap, & Quine.    (01)

Strongly disagree that philosophy would be healthier, although I would strongly 
have agreed had you said simply that we'd be better off if Peirce had been 
studied and admired as much as Frege.  I have to confess I find both Whitehead 
and later W. largely incomprehensible and with little of value to offer modern 
knowledge engineering. But hey that's just me.    (02)

> P, W, & W had a much deeper appreciation for the nature of natural language. 
>F, R, C, & Q rejected NLs in favor of their own "purified" vision. Throughout 
>history, the puritans of every religious stripe are the ones that start wars 
>and witch hunts.    (03)

Oh please.    (04)

-chris    (05)

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