[lit-ideas] Re: Imagination and maths [and maybe more.....]

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 17 Dec 2004 20:43:48 PST

Not all of us accept the Laws of Logic of Aristotle to be Absolute Truth.  
Quantum and Astro Physics would quarrel with the excluded middle,  etc.  Logic 
may need to be re-defined/described.
Modern logic is not Aristotelian and hasn't been since the great work of Frege
in the late 19th century. Stoic logic is closer to modern propositional logic in
that it deals not just with classes of things (the subjects and predicates of
Aristotelian logic) but with entire sentences, and with logical constants such
as 'or,' etc.

However, I'm not sure how quantum physics 'quarrels' with the law of the
excluded middle.

Robert Paul
Waiting for some word from Mainz
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