B-
tables correspond to Chomsky’s
Linguistic Structures
, but not to his exposition of von Humboldt in
Cartesian Linguistics.
The latter fact is strange. The same strangeness applies to Carnap’s work on
linguistics.
I think this strangeness can be accounted for by looking back to Wittgenstein’s
Tractatus.
Wittgenstein’s simple statements about the contain
ment of
a
in
b
(‘… is already contained’) states a
logical singularity.
W did not at that time see that fact. He did not identify it as such since to do sowould be to admit the strangeness, which was not his aim.
The fact is that a displacement in W’s l
ogical singularity explains the strangeness of those who haveused truth-tables as B-Tables and would never even dream of affirming that they anything whatsoeverto do with N-Tables; that would be taboo.The best place to see this displacement is in Quantum Logic. That is because the normal
divisibilityrelation
does not hold there, yet the classical mechanics of B-Tables is the medium.
I’
ll show this quickly:
3i. Why is it the case that by adding non-commensurability to classical truth-functional(Boolean) logic creates immediate statements of a quantum logic
—
as illustrated by Tanaka,1.
"
W
is a quantum world
def.
((
a, b) (a
W
& b
W
)
(aDb
bDa))
((
a, b) (a
W
& b
W
&
aCb))?2.
Because the divisibility relation D cannot be sustained universally for terms a,b without the existential assertion (
a, b) (a
W
& b
W
&
aCb).3.
Without this existential statement logic could not account for the conditional nature of reality and even grammar.4.
This is a different way of saying that the existential assertion ((
a,b) (a
W
& b
W
&
aCb)), as the qualification that makes the universal assertion ((
a,b) (a
W
& b
W
)
(aDb
bDa)) meaningful for actual states of affairs, is a factual statement of non-locality.
Note that Tanaka is an anti-
atomist and subscribes to Whitehead’s "individuals."
Briefly, the so-
called ‘classical’
divisibility relation D
must accommodate another divisibilityrelation, namely
C.
This is a
displacement of D
under quantum conditions. It is a displacement of alogical singularity.Looking at this in terms of the Propositional Calculus we can look at the ingenious solution that vonWright gives for the Grelling Paradox, otherwise known as the Heterological Paradox.
3.i.j. C. The classical situation. (Px
Px)
(Px
Px). In generality for all things: (
x)
(Px
Px). The latter can also be written as:
(
x)(Px
Px). To express this for any