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From: Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:02:18 +0000
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SSNers,
Given that "actuable" is not a word in English (although it does seem to be a word in Spanish, so maybe @Raul can help here?)  could someone please give me some example of some Property that is "actuable" but not "observable"?
I am thinking temperature (heat  it), gate openness (close it), light onness (turn it off), dryness (wet it) etc.

Is there really any intrinsic distinction, or does the intuition only differ by whether or not you have to hand a "command" or  an "Actuator" to do something to it?

In which case, say we are talking about the "temperature" (observable property)  of a "room "(feature of interest).  Say you have an "actuator" (= room switch) to raise the temperature (actuableProperty) of the room. Isn't that second "actuable property "of the room exactly the same 'temperature" that is an "observable property " of the room?

Are there any cases where they are intrinsically different?

-Kerry
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