Jan 28, 2020 • 8M

Map is not the territory

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The map is not the territory is a phrase that first popped up in a 1931 paper on mathematical semantics. How do I know that? Because the Internet told me.

I don’t know what mathematical semantics are. And honestly? I don’t really want to know.

But the phrase—the point made by the phrase—is helpful.

It means that our ideas of reality—any abstraction or r…

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