Things cannot be said to exist outside the impact they have on sensation

Things cannot be said to exist outside the impact they have on sensation

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Things cannot be said to exist outside the impact they have on sensation  (resulting measures) or the impact on other things (functional definition).  If your idea of the correct concept of a thing exceeds its  operational/functional definition, the burden of proof or burden of  communication is on you to prove, explain, and communicate the  difference.  Entities are best defined by the functional relationships defining the entity and the  operations used to prove they exist or not. You cannot have unwritten clauses in a  contract and expect people to agree to "what they signed." You cannot have  unspecified meanings to words and expect people to agree to "the meaning of the  word" when you change that meaning from what they originally agreed to. You can  easily accept the value of operational/functional definitions if you commit yourself to  a psychiatric hospital and then try to get out. Without operational/functional 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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