Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Description: A. Characterization of singular objects or events instead of giving a name. As opposed to names descriptions are not rigid, i.e. they may refer to different objects in different worlds. - B. Linguistic form for attributing predicates according to the perceptions of objects. See also rigidity, theory of descriptions.
 
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I 79f
Description/observation/Maturana: relations can not be described - the observer decomposes a system by his interactions - this lies in his cognitive domain - therefore description represents no living system.
I 84
The logic of description is that of the descriptive system - contradictions occur only intervening interactions - contradictions therefore are not in behavior but in the description.
I 141
Description/Maturana: its logic is isomorphic to the logic of the operations of the descriptive system.

Mat I
U. Maturana
Biologie der Realit├Ąt Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23