Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Ryle noted that good philosophical thinking required a good theory of categories.  Various philosophers in their arguments cite the category errors of their opponents.  But it is important to realize that the boundary of any given category is fuzzy and that categories evolve and change. (Just as all language evolves and changes.)  One of the things that I do in my experiments with Asa H is to follow how Asa's categories are formed and then evolve over time. (Watching thinking as it occurs in Asa's language of thought.) Running Asa H on a set of parallel computers the category activity is typically what is transmitted from one computer to the next, and from one level of the Asa H hierarchy to the next. (See my blog of 26 Aug. 2013 for an example of the simplest way this can be done.)

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