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Re: [ontolog-forum] Separating Pragmatics And Semantics -- Or Not

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From: Jon Awbrey <jawbrey@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 11:54:10 -0400
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JA = Jon Awbrey
JP = Jack Park
RF = Robert Frost
YB = Yogi Berra    (02)

JA: I don't have much experience with any form of knowledge that I'd dare
    call "pure", but it's certainly a rule of thumb to say that semantics
    is about meaning.  The road forks at that point -< some people saying
    that meaning is a matter of the relation that a sign bears toward its
    objects, some folks thinking that meaning is a matter of the relation
    that a sign bears toward its intended concepts or qualities, and then
    the road forks again -< what in the world do we intend by our notions
    of "concepts" and "qualities", anyway?  Then there are those pilgrims
    that jump on their donkeys and ride off on all of those paths at once.    (03)

JP, quoting YB:
    And Yogi Berra famously said: "When you come to the fork in the road,
    take it".    (04)

JP: :-)    (05)

Hah! -- I did, "And that has made all the difference" (RF).    (06)

Jon    (07)

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