Fw: [quickphilosophy] Re: An Anscombe Error Regarding Negation?

  • From: wittrsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: wittrsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 08:25:24 -0700 (PDT)

If you allow the notion of picture to be so fluid, doesn't it leave one 
uncertain whether anything at all clear is being said?

Isn't a musical score much more like an algorithm than a picture?  A CD 
is much more like a picture of the sound of a symphony than a score is.

To serve in the general argument, isn't a picture required to have some 
sort of isomorphism to a state of affairs - something that is much more 
readily attributable to a CD than a score.

On 06/08/10 01:15, walto wrote:
> Do you think not? W gives the example of a musical score picturing a the
> sounds of a symphony. Well, scores use the 8va sign to indicate that
> everything is to be played an octave up or down and use rests to
> indicate that no sounds should be made. Why not a circle with a diagonal
> across a picture of a red chair?
> W



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