Interesting what you said about modal and category theory. I don't know much about category theory and I'd be interested to know how you would define it. So: what is category theory? As far as I can make out it's a highly advanced branch of algebra concerned with the classification of mathematical structures. Very interesting that you put Category Theory and Modal logic together!
I feel the whole area of non-classical logic is underdeveloped. Things like modal logic, paraconsistent logic, fuzzy logic, possibility theory - perhaps these logics are actually the proper logic for dealing with 'reflection' and consciousness? I think that conscious experience (Qualia) is ultimately knowledge reflecting on itself, or, to be more precise, I think Qualia are *mathematics modelling itself* - a sort of 'internal model of mathematics'. To be even more precise, I think Qualia are symbols representing *ontological categories*. Could Category theory be exactly the type of math we need to understand this? How does category theory fit in with the other non-classical logics mentioned above? We're closing in Bruno. We're closing in on the answers. I feel I vaguely understand the general principles behind everything now and it's just a matter of 'working out the math'. If course, all the devil is in 'working out the math' , and it could take decades. But I feel there's hope now. Real hope for answers in our lifetime. It might just be that one of us will break through and then all the powers of the universe will be humanities to hold... Pink Floyd 'High Hopes' by David Gilmour / Polly Samson Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young In a world of magnets and miracles Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary The ringing of the division bell had begun Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway Do they still meet there by the Cut There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps Running before times took our dreams away Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground To a life consumed by slow decay The grass was greener The light was brighter When friends surrounded The nights of wonder Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again Dragged by the force of some inner tide At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world Encumbered forever by desire and ambition There's a hunger still unsatisfied Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon Though down this road we've been so many times The grass was greener The light was brighter The taste was sweeter The nights of wonder With friends surrounded The dawn mist glowing The water flowing The endless river Forever and ever --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---