[ExI] Meaningless Symbols.
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 17:27:20 UTC 2010
2010/1/15 Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com>:
> Nobody questions that we can intentionally run algorithms in our brains. But how can you come to know the meanings of symbols merely by virtue of running programs in your mind that manipulate symbols according to syntactic rules as computer programs actually do? You can't.
The "meaning" of a symbol is nothing else than its association with
another symbol (say, the 'meaning assigned to "x" in this equation is
"3"'). What is there in such a trivial transaction which would not be
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