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14.10 Ontical Connectedness

Presentials are connected by spatio-temporal and causal relationhips, which give rise to persistants. The relation $\Gontic(x,y)$ connects $x$ and $y$ by an integrated system of such relationships. It is assumed that $x$ and $y$ are processes or presentials. We believe that there are different relations of this kind. One interesting case of ontical connectedness is substrate-connectedness. Two material structures $x$ and $y$ are substrate-connected if they consist of the same amount of substrate. For example, a statue $s$ made of clay, considered at a certain time-boundary, is substrate-connected with the material structure that results from a crash, which destroys $s$.



Robert Hoehndorf 2006-10-18
 
       
     
     
     

   
     
     
       
 

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