Paradox Lost: A Cross-Contextual Definition of Levels of Abstraction
In this work the author is guided by an interest in bringing clarity by way of a definition to a central theme of communication theory - levels of abstraction. The author notes that a levels-perspective has been often employed in various fields of study but has not itslef been a topic of investigation. By rectifying this problem, the author hopes that there will be an appreciation of the explanatory scope of such a persepective. To this end, the works concluding chapter surveys and offers creative applications and suggestive implications of a levels approach to a wide variety of fields.
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alternative announcement awareness Bateson behavior Bergson bind causality choice communication concept conﬂict context cooperation defection deﬁned deﬁnition depth perception different levels difﬁculties distinctions domains of discourse double-bind Elson emergent Epimenides exam example false ﬁeld ﬁgurative ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁve frame Gregory Bateson Hershﬁeld hierarchy higher level humor ideeﬁxe implies individual inﬁnite inﬂuence injunction interpretation joke Koestler Korzybski Lance Strate language Laws of Noncontradiction levels of abstraction levels paradoxes Liar Paradox liar statement linguistic literal logical types lower level maps meaning mecbanique media ecology medium message components meta-communication metalogical metaphor multiordinal one’s outcome perceive perception phenomena play player possible Postman Prediction Paradox prisoner Prisoner’s Dilemma proposition punch line question rational reasoning reference reﬂected relationship representation response Russell Russell’s semantic sender sense sentence signiﬁcant situation solution speciﬁc strategy suggested surprise symbolic theory things tion transformation true truth Unexpected Examination vivant Watzlawick words