63 Past Logic

CHAPTER 63.PAST LOGIC.The next few chapters, 63-67, contain material which is perhaps more of interest to academics (teachers and students of philosophy and logic, mainly), than to the ordinary reader. I would prefer the latter to skip this segment of the book and just go to the final chapter. The 'flavor' of Logic as it [...]

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62 Perception & Recognition

CHAPTER62.PERCEPTION AND RECOGNITION.In this chapter, I want to specify some of the logical preconditions for any theory of knowledge. Some such criteria have of course been developed throughout the present treatise, here my concern is with issues relating to the role of the nervous system.The intent is not to present a complete and definitive model [...]

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61 Consciousness & The Mind

CHAPTER 61.CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE MIND.My purpose here is to propose a consistent framework and terminology for epistemology.1.A Relation.2.Kinds of Consciousness.3.The Mind.4.Popular Psychology.1.A Relation.Consciousnessis a specific, peculiar kind ofrelationbetween an entity like ourselves (called the Subject); and any 'appearance', 'phenomenon', 'thing' which presents itself to us (called the Object). One can figuratively view consciousness as a [...]

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60 Phenomena

CHAPTER 60.PHENOMENA.This chapter confronts certain ontological issues.1.Empirical or Hypothetical.2.Physical or Mental.3.Concrete and Abstract.4.Presentative or Representative.1.Empirical or Hypothetical.A basic principle of science is thatwe may rely on empirical evidence, and indeed that all our hypotheses must ultimately be grounded in experience.This means that we attach special credibility to the empirical, from which the credibility of the [...]

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59 Factorial Formula Revision

CHAPTER 59.FACTORIAL FORMULA REVISION.1.Adding Fractions to Integers.2.Reconciliation of Integers.3.Indefinite Denial of Integers.4.Other Formula Revisions.5.Revision of Deficient Formulas.1.Adding Fractions to Integers.We saw that, in natural (or temporal) modality, only 10 factors out of 15 are induced by factor selection from gross elements or compounds. Likewise, in the wider context of mixed modality, only 21 out of [...]

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58 Gross Formula Revision

 CHAPTER 58.GROSS FORMULA REVISION.1.Amplification.2.Harmonization.3.Unequal Gross Formulas.4.Equal Gross Formulas.5.Applications.1.Amplification.In gross formula amplification, we merely add the new data to the old, usually to obtain a more complex gross formula, of greater informational specificity. The tables of opposition tell us what elements are compatible; so that, as long as all the elements involved may coexist, they can [...]

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57 Formula Revision

CHAPTER 57.FORMULA REVISION.1.Context Changes.2.Kinds of Revision.3.Particularization.1.Context Changes.As knowledge evolves, our position shifts from one set of givens to another, and the inductive or deductive conclusion concerning any subject to predicate relation must be adapted to the new situation. All knowledge is contextual and tentative, anyway, in principle. Changes in context are to be taken in [...]

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56 Applied Factor Selection

CHAPTER 56.APPLIED FACTOR SELECTION.1.Closed Systems Results.2.Some Overall Comments.3.Rules of Generalization.4.Review of Valid Moods.5.Open System Results.1.Closed Systems Results.We will, to begin with, deal with the closed system of natural modality, first listing the results of factor selection, then analyzing and justifying our proposals. As usual, all the results obtained can by analogy be replicated for the [...]

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55 Factor Selection

CHAPTER 55.FACTOR SELECTION.1.Prediction.2.The Uniformity Principle.3.The Law of Generalization.1.Prediction.We indicated in the previous chapter that induction depends on factorial analysis of our knowledge context. Once this is done, we are usually faced with a number of factors to choose from, which represent the various outcomes our knowledge may move towards.But reality can only exist in terms [...]

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54 Modal Induction

CHAPTER 54.MODAL INDUCTION.1.Knowability.2.Equality of Status.3.Stages of Induction.4.Generalizationvs. Particularization.5.The Paradigm of Induction.6.The Pursuit of Integers.1.Knowability.Some skeptical philosophers have attempted to write-off natural necessity, and potentiality, as unknowable, if not meaningless. We have shown the meaningfulness and importance of these concepts, in the preceding pages. Here, we will begin to show systematically how they may be induced.At [...]

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