why do you think that meaning depends on the presence of infinities?
Bruno Marchal wrote:
> On 12 Sep 2008, at 06:28, Brent Meeker wrote:
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>>> On Sep 12, 5:06 am, Brent Meeker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>>>>> <b>Given two categories C and D a functor F from C to D can be
>>>>> of as an *analogy* between C and D, because F has to map objects
>>>>> of C
>>>>> to objects of D and arrows of C to arrows of D in such a way that
>>>>> compositional structure of the two categories is preserved.</b>
>>>> No meaning there either.
>>> Given that its been published on wikipedia, I'd say ya need to brush
>>> up on ya category theory. Analogies and category theory are very
>>> interesting indeed, as a possible means to extend Bayesianism.
>> "Analogy is both the cognitive process of transferring information
>> from a
>> particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular
>> subject (the
>> target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process."
>> Notice that the subject must already have information, i.e. meaning,
>> and analogy
>> is a way of transferring it.
>> "In mathematics, category theory deals in an *abstract* way with
>> structures and relationships between them: it abstracts from sets
>> and functions
>> to objects and morphisms."
>> No meaning there.
> ??? There are infinities there. I think this means that there is some
> meaning there.
>> It's not that I disagree that Bayesian inference is limited, it's
>> just that I
>> don't see how any formalism, logic, set theory, category theory,
>> can provide it's own meaning. To say that some symbolic string has
>> meaning is
>> just to say it can provoke action in some context.
> Only a symbolic things can have meaning, or are putting mind in
> matter? then you have to put
> infinities in both mind and matter. At least. I don't believe if
> works, but if you don't you are back
> to explain meaning in strict finite terms.
> 5rememeber that the UD argument goes through with the "generalized
> brain". This can contain
> any finite part of the environment.
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