Not hanging around medieval philosophy for too long, but Genus differentia is fascinating in that a) “Genus + differentia = definition” b) Genus we now call “is a” Differentia we now call “has a” c) Hypostatic abstraction is a formal definition of how to translate between the two. d) this is a common issue programmers and database makers face. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genus–differentia_definition

Not hanging around medieval philosophy for too long, but Genus differentia is fascinating in that
a) “Genus + differentia = definition”
b) Genus we now call “is a”
Differentia we now call “has a”
c) Hypostatic abstraction is a formal definition of how to translate between the two.
d) this is a common issue programmers and database makers face.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genus–differentia_definition

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