Nov 6, 2022, 11:00:25 AM11/6/22
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Cf: Sign Relational Manifolds • 5
Let me try to say in intuitive terms what I think is really going on here.
The problem we face is as old as the problem of other minds,
or intersubjectivity, or even commensurability, and it naturally
involves a whole slew of other old problems — reality and appearance,
or reality and representation, not to mention the one and the many.
One way to sum up the question might be “conditions on the possibility
of a mutually objective world”.
Working on what oftentimes seems like the tenuous assumption that there really
is a real world causing the impressions in my mind and the impressions in yours —
more generally speaking, that there really is a real world impressing itself in
systematic measures on every frame of reference — we find ourselves pressed to
give an account of the hypothetical unity beneath the manifest diversity — and
how it is possible to discover the former in the latter.
Manifold theory proposes one type of solution to that host of problems.