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how can symbols be real if their referents aren't real

"Quite generally, whether you speak literally, or metaphorically, or ironically, or whatever, your words are not an encoding of your meaning; they are a piece of evidence from which your meaning has to be inferred." love when bayesians realize that language is an information-theoretical channel