MESSAGE (Meta-) 2)3)
A message on a higher level that may modify the interpretation originally given to the message.
G. BATESON gives the following example: "I was lying when I said "The cat is on the mat" (1973, p.218).
He comments: "(this) tells the vis-a-vis nothing about the location of the cat. It tells him only something about the reality of his previous information… The context (or meta message) classifies the messages, but can never meet it on equal terms" (Ibid).
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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