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Topic: Re:Re:Re:The Truth About NLP
Posted by: nj
Date/Time: 25/12/2003 09:35:10

Hi, Mr. McGruderstrong.

You wrote:

1. "...has a suggestion..."

Usage of the noun "behavior description researcher" might create presuppositions when it does not create suggestions.  The presuppositions:

2. there is a behavioral description researcher.
3. there is a description researcher.
4. there is a researcher.
5. there is a behavioral description.
6. there is a description.

can all be created by usage of the term "behavioral description researcher", in a statement made by a speaker or writer.

To suggest is to perform an illocutionary action, The infinitive terms "to command", "to question", "to explain" each connote a different illocutionary action. 

If I make the statement:

7.  "No behavioral description researcher exists."

then I have not committed myself to the truth of the presupposition of the statement:

8. a behavioral description researcher exists.

By stating (7), I did not suggest (8).

If you think that a connotation of the term "behavioral description researcher" is that it refers to someone who sits around observing behaviors and noting them, then I understand what the term connotes for you.

No one has adopted my terminology suggestion, and that's OK with me.  In fact, the only rigor I'd like to see in the NLP community is toward development of a system of worthwhile ethics, one I could rely on during my education as a people-helper.  An NLP dictionary is not a necessary condition for the NLP community to develop a system of worthwhile ethics (and a sense of community).


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     Re:The Truth About NLP24/12/2003 04:08:47Don Genaro
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               Re:Re:Re:The Truth About NLP25/12/2003 09:35:10nj
     Re:The Truth About NLP24/12/2003 15:20:09John Schertzer
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                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Truth About NLP26/12/2003 20:52:03Lewis Walker
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