On 2005-11-11, Ben Lehman wrote:
Huh. Feel free to tell me off if this is too much “advance the theory” and not enough “duh,” but it’s a question that I got a lot during my Finnish tour and didn’t have a great answer to:
How do you divide clearly between fiction (we imagine this guy as a tough dude) and cues, in terms of resolution? Is an argument “we all know he’s tough” sizably different in terms of your little diagram from “I have ‘tough’ written down on my sheet”? If so, where’s the dividing line? Is it really the physical object? What about “I know I had ‘tough’ written on his sheet before I lost it”?