[Humanist] 29.456 ontologizing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Nov 6 07:36:01 CET 2015


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 456.
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        Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 13:24:40 +0000
        From: Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>
        Subject: Re:  29.443 ontologizing
        In-Reply-To: <20151102112613.24A546A1B at digitalhumanities.org>


Dear Willard,

I am currently reading that the favorite phrase of one prominent 19th
century philosopher was...

"The proof of the pudding is in the eating"

Best,

Dominic

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 443.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
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>
>
>         Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 11:10:31 +0000
>         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
>         Subject: on modelling & ontologizing
>
> The following, from G. E. R. Lloyd's immensely important and
> impressively brief new book, Analogical Investigations (2015), helps us
> along:
>
> > Epistemology... is not the bogey-man it has been represented as being
> > by those who suspect that it is merely a covert way of denying
> > others' claims to know. The multidimensionality of what is there to
> > be known cannot help but generate a multidimensionality of ways of
> > knowing. (pp. 25f)
>
> How does Mr Turing's scheme match up with this multidimensionality? Is
> it necessarily reductive, and if so, is its reductiveness (my
> spell-checker objects, so I stop to teach it a new word) necessarily a
> dead-end?
>
> Yours,
> WM
>
> --
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
> Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
> Group, University of Western Sydney




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