Definitions Are Recipes

by Bill Joslin

The only definitions (identity) which rest in the commons are operational descriptions (recipes).

Operational descriptions stand on their own as a set of arguments – thus definitions simply assign a name to a set of operational arguments.

We then use names, for sake of brevity, to build new, higher order arguments.

The relation of lower order and higher order definitions are two-fold – either a lower order argument has a causal relation to a higher order one (a primary or fundamental ) or the higher order argument provides superordinate to the lower order argument.

By categorizing according to arguments versus object-properties we may open up new meta-relations which are not available with an object-property mentality.

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