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Re: resources, stuffs and individuation

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 21:05:37 -0500
Message-Id: <p05111b00baca51479f84@[10.0.100.12]>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, uri@w3c.org

>pat hayes wrote:
>
>>>I think you underestimate the power of substitutional quantification,
>>>unnatural as it seems, to work in the Real World, an essentially finite
>>>place.
>>
>>
>>If you wish to have a debate about the nature of quantification, I 
>>am willing to engage you in  one, but it will take a long time. I 
>>absolutely do not accept your implication that talk of the Real 
>>World is inherently suited to the substitutional interpretation...
>
>I have *no* idea what you guys are talking about.  I suspect I'm not alone.

Now you know how I feel when trying to read emails about XML syntax :-).

Would it be useful my trying to give an outline of the general issues 
(on this email list), or was your rhetorical point more like, please 
you guys shut up?

Pat Hayes
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