aspects (was: Re: String hierarchy (was: UTC-8 (was ...))

Jesse Welton jwelton at
Tue Mar 21 13:33:27 UTC 2000

Henrik Gedenryd wrote:
> Getting caught up trying to figure out what something *really* is, is the
> fallacy of the philosophical realist. Now is an electron really a particle
> or a wave? Pragmatism asks instead what you can do with it. For some
> purposes the particle view is more useful, for others the wave point of
> view. That is the main conceptual advantage of perspectives as I see it.

An electron *really* is a particle.  It is reality that is a wave.

Whether this contradicts your point, you'll have to decide for
yourself.  :)


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