[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 28 10:28:57 EDT 2018


> On Aug 28, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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

True, but not that different from relativity in this respect, or some of the other words that have old general senses and new single-provenance technical ones.


> 
> 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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