Difference between revisions of "Map and territory"

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Less confusing than saying "belief and reality", "map and territory" reminds us that a map of Texas is not the same as Texas. "The map is not the territory," as the saying goes, "but you can't fold up the territory and put it in your glove compartment." Saying "map" also dispenses with possible meanings of "belief" apart from "representations of some part of reality".

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