LAFS. Note 2 (02)
A Pragmatic Frittata (04)
BS: and Tarski would not say that the sentences (e.g. of cat biology)
for which we have a formal model are themselves about that model. (05)
JA: Yes, but Tarski was a professed (confessed?) nominalist, and thus
his "official position" is lacking in a certain usability when it
comes to discussing how realities impact on our representations,
which they strangely persist in doing no matter what we say or
think about it. (06)
| PORTIA Good sentences, and well pronounced.
| NERISSA They would be better if well followed.
| Merchant of Venice, 1.2.10-11 (07)
BS: If we have a sentence in a biology textbook,
say "blood cells are non-nucleated", then is
this about cells in reality (as I, and I guess
common sense, would assume) or about cells in
the biology model? (08)
JA: If by "about" we mean something like "applies to" or "true of",
is there any harm in saying that the sentences are about both? (09)
| PORTIA If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do,
| chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
| It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. I can easier
| teach twenty what were good to be done than to be one of the twenty
| to follow mine own teaching. The brain may devise laws for the blood,
| but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree ...
| Merchant of Venice, 1.2.12-19 (010)
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