Gloss, Spectra / Teaching / Scholarship / Glossary /
Definitions, Ironies, Semiotic Whirligigs, Wisecracks …


This too I have to develop as a module. Meantime:

Many things that we think of as things are not only i-
, intensional things (that is, not extensional things, they are spectra as well. Just as north is a direction, not a place, the political left and right are neither places nor things; they are directions along a (far from two-dimensional) spectrum.

I’ll shortly develop a module in which I’ll argue that the same applies to many of our paired words: good & bad; good & evil; light & dark … I’ll also shortly argue that however much Homo sapiens‘s development of natural language explains what anthropologists term “The Great Leap Forward,” [see Jared Diamond, The Third Chimpanzee]. I say that continued failure to generalize appreciation of the advantages of artificial languages will shortly precipitate A Great Downfall. I’ll develop that point as a part of Macroinformation.

Actually, I now have jotted modules on spectra:

Spectra: The Topological Irresponsibility of Common Metaphors

Mi’s Spectra Menu coming[link to be added]

Glossary Menu

About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
This entry was posted in Glossary and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s