The map and the territory
I have in my hand a road map of the state of California. Like all such ordinary objects it is philosophically astounding and I am going to explore some of its astounding features. The interest that the map has for me is not just in the specifics of map productions and cartographic representations, but I have a series of questions of a much more philosophical and indeed almost metaphysical kind about the relation between representation and reality and the implications that these have for our relations to the world.
Searle, J. (2018)., The map and the territory, in S. Wuppuluri & F. A. Doria (eds.), The map and the territory, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 71-78.
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