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Re: URI Declarations [Usage scenario 1b]

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 10:48:05 -0600
Message-Id: <p06230904c3f32d317fb8@[]>
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
At 6:46 PM -0500 3/3/08, John Cowan wrote:

Cutting to the chase, as philosophical debates are inappropriate to this forum:

>>  RDF and OWL already have identity built into their model theories, so
>>  we don't need anything new to have that.
>They have formal identity, but not grounded identity, and it's grounding
>that we need in order to be talking about anything.

Indeed. Exactly. And one cannot get grounding by making purely formal 
assertions, even if they are called 'declarations' and you have to 
believe them, on pain of being very naughty. David wants to get 
grounding, but he's going about it the wrong way.

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