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Of the three methods of grounding symbols mentioned below, |
the one most fitting for a Foundation Ontology (FO) is the first.
The first method implies that the physical universe is perceivable
by humans as functioning organisms. The first method does not
assume transcendent reality, whatever that might be.
Is there firmer grounding for a Foundation Ontology than in
the material universe?
What forms of physical substance need be considered
in a FO other than solid objects, liquids, or gases?
What attributes of objects need be considered other than
physical attributes such as shape and size?
What attributes of liquids need be considered other than
physical attributes such as volume?
What attributes of gases need be considered other than
physical attributes such as density?
What changes in material substance need to be considered
other than changes in internal constitution or changes in location?
What other than
(a) physical substance and
(b) change in physical substance
needs to be considered in a FO?
On Aug 23, 2008, at 6:08 AM, John F. Sowa wrote:
On Aug 24, 2008, at 6:38 AM, John F. Sowa wrote: