[ExI] The "Unreasonable" Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Sat Sep 27 03:06:24 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/27 Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net>:
>> It seems you've failed to process my point about the systems-theoretic
>> nature of ***meaning***.   What possible meaning is there to X if X
>> isn't defined in terms of any observable interaction?
> Is this position equivalent to positivism?

No.  Logical Positivism deals with an empirical basis for knowledge
considered to be authentic.  My point is to the incoherence of an
assertion intrinsically lacking any basis for its evaluation, whether
true, false, or otherwise.

- Jef

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