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Re: [ontolog-forum] Concepts, classes, universals

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From: "Matthew West" <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 18:32:50 +0100
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Dear Marcelino,


Thanks for the answer.


So, "Person that likes icecream" whould be a "phased sortal", in thie sense?


MW: No. A phased sortal changes from one thing to another, e.g. caterpillar to butterfly. When it is a butterfly it is no longer a caterpillar. On the other hand a person that likes icecream is still a person.


MW: Likes icecream is just an accidental property that a person might have (or cat or dog etc.) It therefore applies to some state of person for which it is true.




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