Questions for GEB Unit III

Mårten Stenius URL:

Page and figure references are from the English Penguin Books edition, unless otherwise noted.

Dialogue III: Sonata for Unaccompanied Achilles

How clear is the "silhouette" of language, for instance of what Akilles and Tortoise is saying in this discussion? How much do we _really_ know about what Tortoise is saying? On what level is the "silhouette" from which we derive his part of the dialogue? Syntactic (no), semantic, ... ?

Chapter III: Figure and Ground

Why the confusion with the definition in the chapter of recursive and what a programmer normally refers to as recursive (i e self-referential)?