[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 28 10:19:19 EDT 2018


Uncertainty maybe in the Heisenbergian sense, but surely not in the
pre-existing sense(s)
(https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncertainty)

1 : the quality or state of being uncertain : doubt
2 : something that is uncertain

Mark Mandel, certain of his own name


On Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 9:26 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > On Aug 28, 2018, at 4:53 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU> wrote:
> >
> > relativity
> >
> > Stephen
>
> I’ll call your relativity and raise you (also translated from the German)
> uncertainty, via Heisenberg (not the one played by Bryan Cranston)
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