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RE: facts of reality, context, possible worlds

From: Alexander Jerusalem <ajeru@vknn.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:30:24 +0000
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To: "'RDF-Interest'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

At 16:34 12.12.2002 +0100, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:

>| > Kant and some particle physicists claim that
>| > consciousness creates reality -- i.e., that
>| > their mathematical models ARE reality, and
>| > that experimental measurements are only
>| > approximations of that reality.  I say that
>| > experimental measurements ARE reality, and
>| > mathematical models are only approximations
>| > of that reality.
>| I prefer the idea of giving Kant, particle physicists, yourself and Ayn
>| Rand
>| the tools they need to express their differing opinions about reality and
>| then let them battle it out rather than creating a tool out of a single
>| view
>| of reality.
>Good remark.
>The thing is, KR has an internalized (implicit) ontology/epistemology, 
>whereas RDF(S) has a minimalist approach: it allows you to make your own 
>ontological commitments. I think it wouldn't be such a big effort to 
>define some constructs in RDF to reflect "standard" constructs of KR.

Wouldn't that be exactly the role of layers above RDF. Like DAML?
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