Re: An idea to resolve the 1st Person/3rd person division mystery - Coarse graining is the answer!?

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 09:50:01 -0700

Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Le 09-mai-07, à 09:08, a écrit :
>> Of course reality doesn't change. The question of map versus
>> territory is *not* an all or nothing
>> question. *sometimes* the map equals the territory. Most of the time
>> it does not.
> This is an important point where I agree with Marc. With or without
> comp the necessity of distinguishing the map and the territory cannot
> be uniform, there are "meaning"-fixed-point, like when a map is
> embedded continuously in the territory (assuming some topology in the
> map and in the territory, this follows by a fixed point theorem by
> Brouwer, which today admits many interesting computational
> interpretations.
> Bruno

I don't think you can define a topology on "meaning" that will allow the fixed point theorem to apply.

Brent Meeker

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