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RE: facts of reality, context, possible worlds

From: Alexander Jerusalem <ajeru@vknn.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:43:59 +0000
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To: "'RDF-Interest'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

At 18:37 12.12.2002 +0000, Alexander Jerusalem wrote:

>At 13:58 12.12.2002 +0000, Jon Hanna wrote:
>
>> > Kant and some particle physicists claim that
>> > consciousness creates reality -- i.e., that
>> > their mathematical models ARE reality, and
>> > that experimental measurements are only
>> > approximations of that reality.  I say that
>> > experimental measurements ARE reality, and
>> > mathematical models are only approximations
>> > of that reality.
>>
>>I prefer the idea of giving Kant, particle physicists, yourself and Ayn Rand
>>the tools they need to express their differing opinions about reality and
>>then let them battle it out rather than creating a tool out of a single view
>>of reality.
>
>I'm not a philosopher myself, but I've had many discussions with some of 
>them about exactly this. And they argue (or rather some philosophical 
>systems do so) that you cannot have a strict separation of form and 
>content otherwise you would enter an infinite loop of meta layers.

or an infinite recursion of the creation of new metalayers to be exact.
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