On 1/13/2014 10:54 AM, L.W. Sterritt wrote:
Isn’t this just the reification fallacy? From Wikipedia: Reification (also known as concretism, or the fallacy of misplaced concreteness) is a fallacy of ambiguity, when an abstraction (abstract belief or hypothetical construct) is treated as if it were a concrete, real event, or physical entity. In other words, it is the error of treating as a concrete thing something which is not concrete, but merely an idea.


Like reifying arithmetic.

Brent

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