----- Original Message -----
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> (01)
> The fundamental point we've been trying to say is that
> most digital computers have no eyes, ears, feelings,
> or anything that resembles human "mental" symbols.
> RHM> Isn't it strange that I think about real mappings when
> > someone challenges me to define the "meaning" of my language?
> > Why do I think that "meaning" is connected to reality?
> It isn't strange at all if you're talking to your Ayn Randian
> friends. But it is extremely strange if you expect any
> digital computer to understand what you mean by context.
No, I don't expect a computer to understand my context.
But I have defined context to be an explicit list of propositions,
and I expect a computer to be able to manipulate that
list of propositions. (02)
Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/
Config Subscr: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/
To join: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid1J
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (04)