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Reality According to Language and Concepts

Ben G. Yacobi

Journal of Philosophy of Life Vol.6, No.2 (June 2016): 51-58



Science uses not only mathematics, but also inaccurate natural language to describe reality. The question is whether terms such as “beautiful” and “elegant” are applicable to describe physical laws and reality. The problem is that using such vague terms not only dilutes the description of reality, but also adds some attributes to it that may not exist, leading to greater ambiguity and illusions of understanding.

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