There is a place for this approach. The many things we consider objects in the philosophical sense can be understood as properties of things. While observed in the philosophically they no longer create problems that objectificiation (philosophical reification) produces.
When one see that all systems are systems of mutually defining entities then one can see all entities rely upon all other entities for its definition, that is, all thing are defined by what it is not. By being so we can see the more things that something is not the more definite its definition … Continue reading No inherent meaning and meaningfulness
There are three elements that make up meaning - the referent ("things"), the reference (signified, concept or thought) and symbol (signifier). Together they work as a system of mutually defining entities. However, each element is in-itself a system of mutually defining entities as well, and must be studied and understood as such. They are in … Continue reading Three elements of meaning
Saussure, in conceiving what language is, said that (as summarised by David Crystal) it is a system of mutually defining entities. Language is but one such system. When the entirety of the reality is taken to be closed, it is system as well. But it is a completely different story whether we label every single … Continue reading Systems of mutually defining entities
There are things or physical objects. They can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted and touched. That is, these things can be known by the five senses. … …Concept and word form are distinct from the physical objects The concepts (representation) motivated by a physical object in two people (that is, two people seeing the same … Continue reading Concepts are not the things they represent
There are things or physical objects. They can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted and touched. That is, these things can be known by the five senses. …Objects and communicable meaning All that is necessary to know is that the concept (representation) and word form (signifier) are distinct the very object that motivates them. And by … Continue reading Concept and word form are distinct from the physical objects
There are things or physical objects. They can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted and touched. That is, these things can be known by the five senses. The smallest and simplest object is the atom and not the sub-atomic particle. Sub-atomic particles are like letters of a language. While the the word 'cat' have a meaning … Continue reading Objects and communicable meaning