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Re: resources, stuffs and individuation

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 22:16:10 -0500
Message-Id: <p0521060ebacd06d41fee@[10.0.100.12]>
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: uri@w3c.org


>
>>  For an example, consider the description "The tallest building which,
>>  at 9am on the 20th of October 1998, was further north than the oldest
>>  plumber born in Philadelphia." Barring extraordinary plumber
>>  fortitude, this description picks out a unique building, but I have
>>  no idea how to set about finding it.  Is that building 'identified'
>>  in your sense? Why?
>
>It's not obviously unique, since several buildings might be at exactly
>the same latitude.

True.  OK, the westernmost building in the continental US which...

Pat

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