Volume 15 · Number 2 · Pages 142–144
What Do These Words Encode?

Nigel Love

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “A Critique of Barbieri’s Code Biology” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: To talk of “code biology” is to change the meaning of the word code in a way that would be impossible if code were a unit of a code, i.e., encoded some fixed meaning. Code biology is in that respect and to that extent a self-refuting linguistic construct dependent on an understanding of language whose contradiction is implicit in the very existence of code biology.

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Love N. (2020) What do these words encode? Constructivist Foundations 15(2): 142–144. https://constructivist.info/15/2/142

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