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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology and kantian propositions

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From: "Christopher Spottiswoode" <cms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 16:13:26 +0200
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John,    (01)

Thank you:  this was a wonderfully neat reminder to us ontologists:    (02)

> In fact, I would simplify the core ever further.  I have recommended 
> the "refrigerator principle" about axioms to include in the core:
>    "When in doubt, throw it out."    (03)

Saint-Exupery had a longer though maybe fuller way of putting it:  "You 
know when you have achieved perfection in design, not when you can think 
of nothing more to add, but when you can think of nothing more to take 
away."    (04)

Christopher     (05)

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