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2 bits Re: [xmca]-- LONG trails of prior messages help!!
1. Huw has been doing an exemplary job on this. By "exemplary," I mean
he's providing a superb example of how to handle this.
2. When I don't have time to really participate -- follow up, etc. -- I
resist the temptation to speak up (almost as an ethical matter: that I
shouldn't speak if I'm not able to engage). However, on this extremely
rich, interesting, and important thread, let me just offer this:
However else we might want to specify what "concepts" are, they are, most
profoundly, semiosic (in the Peircean sense) formations. My own take is
that, as semiosis is activity, "concepts" are formations in/of activity.
For me, this is a matter of an actualist ( > action) ontology, as
differentiated from a realist ( > "rei"="things") ontology.
Again, I am violating my own rule against putting in my own "2 cents" when
I'm not available to follow through. (I could detail demands on my time
now; but you don't need to hear from me about such excuses.)
On Mon, 18 Apr 2011, Jay Lemke wrote:
When a topic like Concepts has gotten as long as this one has, my advice is to delete all the quoted prior messages except the most recent two or three. That should help.
By the way, it is NOT easy to do this the first time, but after someone takes the plunge, it will be easy for the rest of us.
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