[Inquiry] Models and Morphisms

Jon Awbrey jawbrey at att.net
Wed Aug 1 20:36:24 CDT 2007


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M&M.  Note 1

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BS = Barry Smith
JA = Jon Awbrey

Re: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2007-07/msg00074.html#nid02

BS: and Tarski would not say that the sentences (e.g. of cat biology)
    for which we have a formal model are themselves about that model.

JA: Yes, but Tarski was a professed (confessed?) nominalist, and thus
    his "official position" is lacking in a certain usability when it
    comes to discussing how realities impact on our representations,
    which they strangely persist in doing no matter what we say or
    think about it.

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