RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 10:13:51 +0100

> From: David McFadzean[]
> >At 08:25 AM 9/27/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:
> >>> [1] New word, meaning that the meaning of words doesn't change
> from
> >>> one statement to the next..
> >>>
> >>Shouldn't that be "unambivalent"?
> Or maybe you meant "unambiguous"? If so, that normally only applies to
> terms in a statement, and I'm looking for something that could be true
> across several statements.
I think what was actually at the back of my mind
was "unequivocal", but now I think "unambiguous"
is probably best -- all of these terms seem to apply
*either* to the meaning of just one word, *or*
words in one statement, *or* words in a set of
statements, as far as I can see. But I'd have to
see some more research on existing words
before I'd agree that making up a new one is a
good idea. (Despite being prejudiced also
against new uses for old ones!)