|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._____________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. |
Humberto Maturana on Descriptions - Dictionary of Arguments
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.
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.
Description/Maturana: its logic is isomorphic to the logic of the operations of the descriptive system._____________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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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