“Truth is a location for humans. Truth is the place where humans find and name a pattern they perceive.” Wrote this just a hair over six years ago. Now I can fill it out better. They’re TWO different things: 1) “Truth is a location” <- point-at, deixis, 2) “Truth is naming a perceived pattern” <- nomination Deixis is this, that, before, after, the preceding chapter, later on, over there, above that, behind those things. You don’t have to name anything. It can all be things. It only makes sense within the context, who is pointing, etc.

“Truth is a location for humans.
Truth is the place where humans find and name a pattern they perceive.”
 
Wrote this just a hair over six years ago. Now I can fill it out better.
They’re TWO different things:
1) “Truth is a location” <- point-at, deixis,
2) “Truth is naming a perceived pattern” <- nomination
 
Deixis is this, that, before, after, the preceding chapter, later on, over there, above that, behind those things. You don’t have to name anything. It can all be things. It only makes sense within the context, who is pointing, etc.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


× seven = 7

Leave a Reply