in communication is another concept that general semantics attacks.
It should also be remembered that the pre-touristic world was a world replete with a naive exoticism and parochial absolutisms
- and so on.
Its expressions are social and civic and revealed in our successive absolutisms - in yesterday's attempt to impose Prohibition on the country; in today's division between those who insist abortion is murder and those who say it's a procedure; in the wounding invocation of racial identity as a form of election.
Our absolutisms attach themselves to the serious and the trivial, and sometimes conflate the two.
You may wonder about my apparent absoluteness about avoiding absolutisms, which brings us to multiordinal terms-reactions; those that occur and can be used at different levels of abstracting.
pause and modify the absolutism with, for example, "excellent," "not very good," "almost," "in my experience," "for the moment," etc.
English Minus Absolutisms
(EMA) involves avoiding the use of
Whitehead and Korzybski are only two of a long list of philosophers that could be cited for their opposition to absolutisms