Accession Number:

ADA071032

Title:

A Conditional Criterion for Identity, Leading to a Fourth Law of Logic

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

By applying temporal accounting to each perceptual operation, the author shows that Aristotles three laws are self-contradictory and incomplete, as written i.e., they are topological, not chronotopological. A simple derivation of a fourth law is shown and an applications rule given which itself may be regarded as a fifth law of logic. The resulting four-law logic is chronotopological, and the applications rule states that either Aristotles three laws apply explicitly and the fourth law is implicit, or the fourth law applies explicitly and Aristotles three laws are implicit. The four-law chronotopological logic is theoretically capable of resolving every present three-law paradox.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE