Understanding Deflationary Grammar (and Dimensions)

(Core Concepts) (attn: SG Simmons )

|Grammars| Deflationary <– Ordinary –> Conflationary -> Inflationary


To Inflate = “To Add To”

Narrative: ‘filling in’ with assumptions so that snippets of what was actually observed can be told as a story.

Loading, Framing, Overloading: Loading and Framing: To add emotional weight (opinion or value) that is subject or false, as a means of appealing to intuition rather than truth. To selectively include or organize information to create a suggestion. To selectively exclude information to remove it from consideration. To overload with information in order to produce confusion or undecidability.

Fiction: creating a narrative arc that answers change in state (some combination of rise and fall), typically to convey a lesson, or accountability.

Fictionalism: creating a fictional account using ideal, imaginary references.


Conflate = “To Confuse”
To equate or cast as similar that which shares no, few, or insufficient equality of properties.

Common speech in all its forms.

To selectively remove semantic dimensions (ranges of information) such that only information related to the decidability in question remains.

Math, logic, software algorithms, recipes-formulae-protocols, operational language, and legal testimony are examples of deflationary grammars.

For example Temporal Logic tests the constant relation of time between two statements. However, any relationship between constant relations can be tested by tests of constant relations. As such deflationary grammars have been developed to assist us in producing well formed sentences (transactions) with which we can test one, more or many dimensions (sets of relations).

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