13.24 Using Cfuncs to Change Functions for Equivalence Relations

But in some cases, we offer additional contextual cues to specify other functions or characteristics that should be transferred to the person. Consider how different the meaning of these statements becomes when these additional cues are given. The additional cues are Cfuncs, because they specify different functions or characteristics to be transformed. For each pair of statements, the same relation (of equivalence) between Eric and the animal is specified, but different functions are to be transformed. And, if all of these statements about Eric are true, then he must be a very strange individual, indeed.

Relation/Contextual CuesFunctions/Characteristics
Eric is a dog.
Eric smells like a dog.
ugly or promiscuous
Eric is a fox.
Eric is sly as a fox.
good looking
very sly, sneaky
Eric is a snake.
Eric looks like a snake.
dishonest, sneaky
tall, slender, scaly
Eric is a mouse.
Eric is quiet as a mouse.
meek, mild, small
very quiet
Eric is a tiger.
Eric moves like a tiger.
aggressive, frisky
graceful, agile
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