Idiomatic and Ostensive vs Imperative and Declarative.

“Privileging the Meaningful Over the Truthful Allows One to Discount the Declarative and Secure the Opportunity to Lie.”

by Bill Joslin

[I]n Ganz’s terms, Generative Anthropology is idiomatic and ostensive (also speculative) whereas Propertarianism is imperative and declarative.

What allows for the apparent contradictions is not accounting for the inquisitive (questions as a distinct set opposed to a subset of the imperative).

Identifying what question one attempts to answer distinguishes the meaningful from the truthful and why these are not always interchangeable.

Privileging the meaningful over the truthful allows one to discount the declarative and secure the opportunity to lie.

( CD: color me awed )

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