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Re: [xmca] Word Meaning and Concept
That's why I conceded (in the same post I think) that I would hesitate to
gloss the Russian cognate for "Psychology." Geist in German does not mean
the same thing as psyche or mind in English.
At the place where I am, though, we have some excellent research
psychologists (as they understand what that means in their own
professional/disciplinary milleux) who are not prepared to think about the
kinds of questions discussed here, and tend to be hesistant even about
recognizing that there are such questions, or that they could be suitable
for real scientific research. Exceptions, yes, ... but is he really a
My real point here though _is_ more one of logic than of local
anthropology. As a rough analogy, it's like saying that mathematical
principles are mathematical. If chemical phenomena need to be consistent
with mathematical possibilities, the mathematical principles are not
contingent on the chemistry.
On Fri, 17 Jun 2011, Martin Packer wrote:
On Jun 16, 2011, at 12:02 AM, Tony Whitson wrote:
It's the difference between semio-logy (the logic of signs),
and psych-ology (the logic of the psyche), where "formal logic" is the logic of formal propositions, syllogisms, conceptual intensions and extensions, etc.
Tony, I think you're being a *little* harsh on psychologists (though we deserve blame for many things). But yes, I think the distinction is an important one. Can I suggest that in T&S, LSV was moving back and forth between the logic of consciousness and the logic of signs?
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