Re: [-empyre-] multi-perspectival / cultural hegemony of space
I'm summarizing a much more detailed argument. It's not based on ideals or
absolutes at all, but on parametric characterizations. - Alan
On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Simon Biggs wrote:
> On 08.06.03 18:47, "Alan Sondheim" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Just want to say I agree with John here - Saul Kripke wrote a book,
> > Meaning and Necessity, in which he discusses possible worlds, and
> > argues for 'natural kinds' - that water is wet on any possible world,
> > etc. etc. There are natural properties assigned proper names.
> Highly problematic argument. This comes close to accepting the Platonic
> notion of ideal absolutes. One of the legacies of Structuralist thought was
> the relativism it brought with it - which was fully developed in
> post-Structuralist thought. From this philosophical position "natural"
> properties (or absolute properties, for that is what they are) are
> unsustainable for obvious reasons. Things only exist and become "nameable"
> due to their relations with other things.
> Simon Biggs
> Research Professor
> Art and Design Research Centre
> Sheffield Hallam University, UK
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