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Re: [ontolog-forum] entropy

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 23:11:06 -0400
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Paola,    (01)

Perspectives can certainly be objective.    (02)

 > Dimensions seem to be objective, perspectives subjective...    (03)

Suppose, for example, you walk through a large city and take
photographs as you go.  Every photograph is an objective
record of one perspective on one location from one angle
at one particular instant of time.    (04)

For almost all subjects, all we have are collections of
perspectives, since it is impossible for anyone to comprehend
everything knowable about any subject.  And the subject
doesn't need to be as large as a city -- just imagine a
single tree.  If you get up close to the tree and examine
each leaf, each vein on each leaf, each wrinkle in the bark,
each branch of every twig, every root, every insect or
lichen or moss or scratch, etc., all you have are lots
of perspectives.  And every one of them can be objective,
but incomplete.    (05)

Nobody can know everything that could be observed about
a single tree, or even a single petal of a single flower.
But every perspective at every level of detail could be
completely objective.    (06)

John    (07)

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