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  • Re: Exclusion constraints

    Hi Niels, Yes - it is all about Philosophy - where I use the term to mean "The practice of making sense of the world". [quote user="Niels Hoogeveen"]Does there exist something like a "naked" fact? [/quote] I would say "no" - Facts only exist because they have been...
    Posted to Extensions to ORM (Forum) by Ken Evans on 03-18-2014
  • Re: Exclusion constraints

    [quote user="Clifford Heath"]Ken, yours may be a fair comment in many cases [/quote] Clifford, It was not my intention to make a "fair comment." My intention was to assert propositions about the nature of the relationship between "facts" and "beliefs". Specifically...
    Posted to Extensions to ORM (Forum) by Ken Evans on 03-18-2014
  • Re: Exclusion constraints

    Hello Niels, Here is a model that (I hope) explains what I am trying to say. Which is that a belief about a fact is not that same thing as the fact itself. Although this example is about job start and end times, the model is a general model that can be applied to any fact. A person utters a fact. (By...
    Posted to Extensions to ORM (Forum) by Ken Evans on 03-18-2014
  • Re: Exclusion constraints

    Clifford, Firstly, "Belief" does not exist as an independent thing. For a belief to exist, there must be at least one person (who is alive today or is not alive today) who holds (or used to hold) that belief. (e.g. Geocentricity) Secondly, what people believe or do not believe can be expressed...
    Posted to Extensions to ORM (Forum) by Ken Evans on 03-18-2014
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