FOM: Reply to Simpson on Rota

Joe Shipman shipman at
Wed Nov 18 13:18:18 EST 1998

>1. We could discuss Rota's suggestion that there is need for a
>   rigorous analysis of notions such as ... the
>   word `as' or `qua', etc.  Maybe this could lead to something of
>   interest for f.o.m.

I don't see how.  Can you please identify something foundational
"that depends on what the meaning of the word 'as' is"...?

-- JS

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