Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
The term "in practice" refers to the way
people with different
points of view can collaborate. However,
positions can have a major difference on the way
about a subject and what research directions they
choose to pursue.
There are lots of philosophical specifications
written in long texts to discuss highly focused topics. The "approved"
positions are ephemeral. Mathematically, the terminal nodes are the only
real ones. The rest are mere links. Syntax, like psychostructural
projections, are all constructed to manage reality, compress "important"
traces of experience for efficiency, identify what's "important" by
experience, and organize a library of memories, IMHO.
For example, if you think that the labels attached to
just words that have no deeper explanation than mere
then you're not likely to search for any deeper
explain the taxonomy of plants and animals.
But if you believe that there is some deeper reality
the grouping into species, then you'll search for some
But both positions #1 and #2 are more likely to lead
search for the mechanisms underlying the taxonomy than
purely nominalist view that says the grouping is
more than a collection of labels attached to certain
Thanks! A lovely, intuitive
description of nominalism that makes it equivalent to entity tracking in
concept space, IMHO.