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Re: URI Declarations [Usage scenario 1b]

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:28:33 -0500
Message-Id: <E8960718-E8AE-49D5-AF7A-E99D9A4D0CA1@creativecommons.org>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Help us out here, Pat.  What's the right way?  rdfs:comment ?   
Independent publications (such as ontology specs)? Are we already  
doing everything we can?

Jonathan

On Mar 4, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:

> 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.
>
> Pat
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