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According to Nunberg's argument, the key properties of our abstract impression of information-as-substance, those he calls the syntactic properties of quantifiability, uniformity, and morselization (or boundedness), and the semantic properties of objectivity and autonomy, "are simply the reifications of the various principles of interpretation" (p.
But the moment is more complicated than this: the front-door/ back-door crisis does not awaken Sutpen to the blurriness of racial boundaries per se, but rather to the attendant--and, I argue, overwhelming--phenomenon of the quantifiability of experience and identity.
62) In the domain of morally significant choice, none of the features of the technical domain, such as quantifiability and commensuration of costs and benefits, are present.