(Bill Joslin – December 17 at 9:38pm)
There is sooo much in this small conversation!:
Curt Doolittle: A sentence does not speak. A speaker speaks a sentence. A sentence is not false. the speaker’s statement is false.
Curt Doolittle: now you understand why we say ‘is true’ rather than “i promise” – to deceive.
Moritz Bierling: Yeah, you’re borrowing objectivity for your personal statement.
Curt Doolittle: I tend to, and I try to encourage others to, think about the information that is present and the information that is missing, and the incentives to remove information. or claim information exists that does not.
We are somewhat vulnerable because the means by which we transfer meaning (substitution) is also the means by which we deceive (false substitution)