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RE: questions on assertion

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 16:27:56 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C105BA2B82@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Giles Hogben" <giles.hogben@jrc.it>, "pat hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> > The notion of assertion is much simpler and more fundamental than
> > that of belief. In the context of software agents, one can argue
> > whether there are any beliefs involved at all, but making an

> I don't agree here. I think what you are saying is circular.
> What is a "statement that something is true" if it does not contain
some
> notion of belief. I am not getting philosophical here, I am talking
about 

> from the bottom up to support this kind of commitment. At the moment,
it
> seems that the semantics is too confused to do this.

I don't understand what you are confused about.  Asserting something and
believing it are two different things.  How could it be any other way?
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