The Meaning of Identity and the Bounds of Reason
This book is about epistemology and meaning. It is generally accepted that there are two broad senses to the word ‘meaning,’ which I call the phenomenal, and the nominal. There is a personal as well as historical progression to the relationship between these two spheres of comprehension. Nominal meaning emerged from phenomenal meaning, first through natural languages, then mathematics, and finally computer or ‘machine’ language, ushering in the digital age. Throughout our lifetimes, and throughout recorded history, the phenomenal is steadily being subsumed under the nominal, until the former will become virtually eclipsed by latter. Welcome to the emergent world of Artificial Intelligence.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Casebound, 332 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 27, 2021)
Genre: PHILOSOPHY / Logic