Exotic Logics

Aaron Brady castironpi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 12:59:03 EDT 2009

On Jun 17, 1:44 am, Steven D'Aprano
<ste... at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:46:14 -0700, William Clifford wrote:
> > I was staring at a logic table the other day, and I asked myself, "what
> > if one wanted to play with exotic logics; how might one do it?"
> This might be useful for you, and if not useful, at least it might blow
> your mind like it did mine.
> (This is not original to me -- I didn't create it. However, I can't find
> the original source.)
> Imagine for a moment that there are no boolean values.
> There are no numbers.  They were never invented.
> There are no classes.
> There are no objects.
> There are only functions.
> Could you define functions that act like boolean values? And could you
> define other functions to operate on them?

I think high and low /voltages/, though continuous and approximate,
might satisfy this.

There are no such things as electrons, only variations in density of
the luminiferous ether.

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