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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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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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.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Mat I
U. Maturana
Biologie der Realität Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-23