If we could define anything by one single proposition, dictionaries
would shrink in content by about 80%. Okay, admittedly, I just made
that percentage up for dramatic effect. I noticed 30 definitions for
the word black. I think it is fair to say that single definitions
are pointless. We have such cumbersome rules in language. We call
them verbs, nouns and adjectives. I don't know who said it, but
'context is everything'.
On Jun 14, 2008, at 4:07 PM, Keith Russell wrote:
> Dear david
> see "cabbage", Russell, 2009.
>>>> David Sless <[log in to unmask]> 06/14/08 1:35 PM >>>
> See 'letness'
> Sless, David. In Search of Semiotics. Croom Helm. 1986.
> Sless, David. “Designing Philosophy.” Paper presented at the
> Proceedings of the Design Research Society International Conference at
> Brunel University, September 5-7 2002, Stoke on Trent, UK, 2002.
> Sless, David. “Designing Philosophy.” Visible Language 41-2 (2007):