On 14 January 2014 10:17, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> 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.
I do indeed!
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