SELF-REFERENCE Which is "this sentence"?
A pointing, self-referential language is always animistic. Pointing or
referring is always a mapping, and mappings are intentional.
a self-referential syntax must be transcendentally ideal. Whereas, all
of mathematics is currently transcendentally real. The difference
between them is that the former sets up syntax through enabling
(intentional) conditions, while the latter sets up syntax through the
Transcendental idealism and
transcendental realism are the two mutually exhaustive and exclusive
possible interpretations of syntax.
In other words, a
mathematics that deploys a transcendentally ideal syntax is animistic
and independent of a mathematics that deploys a transcendentally real
syntax. Self-reference cannot be represented in our current
transcendentally real mathematics.