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Gödel was: aboutness and broader

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 21:48:33 +0100
Cc: "Leonard Will" <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-Id: <086B03AC-56B9-4633-8048-0F0D49ED6B0D@btinternet.com>
To: "Simon Spero" <ses@unc.edu>
Simon,

iirc it's a metaphysical argument on the question of proving a negative.

which might lead one to suggest that the statement is not about  
animals or rooms.

But to prove this negative, I must refer you to Gödel.

regards


Jonathan Chetwynd

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On 6 Jun 2008, at 18:39, Simon Spero wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com 
> > wrote:
> so many appear to be obsessed with defining concepts that are by  
> general agreement elusive.
>
> is the hippopotamus in this room an animal?
> well it is, but we might be hard put to prove it....
>
> No, but your email about a hippopotamus  is by definition also about  
> animals...
>
>
>
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