Theory of Types and MoL

Paul Stokes (971231.1553 GMT)

Bruce Nevin (971230.1143 EST) said:

I expect you're thinking that the resolution of conflicts in PCT
corresponds to the resolution of paradoxes in the Theory of Types.

. . .

To be sure, there is every reason to expect that words are
of kinds corresponding to levels of the perceptual hierarchy. Bateson, et
al. assume something like this, but so far as I know the assumption is
without warrant from fundamental research.

I fear you are conflating the logical ordering that is entailed in
the Tot with the activity of perception. Although enacted
simultaneously and in concert they are logically distinct activities
- the former is, in fact, of a higher logical type than the latter.

After all, the ToT is about the recognition and classification of
perceptions according to the categories of samness and difference,
class and member.

All the best,

Paul
    Paul A. STOKES
    Department of Sociology
    University College Dublin
    IRELAND

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