Re: Sum ergo cogito ? Symbolic situated-consciousness?

Robert Snower (rs219@IDIR.NET)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 16:47:24 -0500

At 11:02 AM 7/2/96 -0500, Sheldon Klein wrote:

>[The logical problems involved led to notions of higher-order predicate
>calculus that rely on quantification of quantifier statements and
>quantification of quantifiers of quantifiers....
>a situation which was ultimately resolved to the satisfaction of logicians
>by the invention of recursive function theory (Kleene & Rosser).]
>The source of the paradox is in the inadequacies of language-based
>category systems. Paradoxes are inevitable in category systems
>of global extent after they attain much complexity.
>Would this imply that controversies about the effect of language
>on human perception of 'reality' arise only because of the effect of
>language on human perception of 'language' vs 'reality'?

I thought it was very very witty, and now you've ruined it.

Best wishes. R. Snower