situating meaning

Daniel A. Foss (U17043@UICVM.BITNET)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 15:17:08 CST

the siting of meaning in the organism's consciousness. What's the most glaring
hidden meaning at word four of the preceding sentence? Is it a real hidden
meaning, or a fake one, planted to make a point? Do I myself know? Someone
give Stephanie J. Nelson a call.

Some of the reasons philosophers tend to site meaning in the organism's
consciousness include, besides their knowing relatively little about what's
outside it, include their condition of existence that each philosopher must,
to attain recognition, disagree with every other philosopher. It follows that
philosophers must share less meaning among themselves, however rigorously they
define their terms, and certainly they pride themselves on doing just that,
than is meant by "meaning."

While you chew over why the last three words above mean what they say, I'll
go read a book for a while and see if anyone bothers to think, or if the group
continues to have the argument it was going to have all along, instead. The
latter, of course, is easier to explain, which is what I'm trying to demon
strate. No, the hyphen should not be there.

Daniel A. Foss