Dear Brian, have you had a look at Universal logic?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_logic Maybe there are points of interest in there for you (the wikipedia article is only a stub, but contains some names to google). Cheers, Günther Brian Tenneson wrote: > I was skimming though a book by Roberto Cignoli, Itala D'Ottaviano, and > Daniele Mundici called Algebraic Foundations of Many-Valued Reasoning. > > Recall that I conjectured that the Physicist's universe has an > MV-algebra structure. I probably should have said that the Physicist's > universe is the category of all MV-algebras, or some such. > > In this book I'm studying, I have lifted some facts which might prove > interesting when settling my conjecture (which obviously might be as > insignificant as the conjecture 0+1=1). > > > > From book: > Let A be the category of l-groups (lattice-ordered Abelean groups) with > a strong distinguished unit. > > Let M be the category of MV-algebras. (I think a briefer way to say that > would be "let M be MV-algebra".) > > > > > > OK, now... Chapter 7 of the aforementioned book has as its goal proving > the following statement: > There is a natural equivalence between A and M, meaning that there is a > functor, call it F, between A and M. In other words, between A and M, > there is a full, faithful, and dense functor F. > > > > > > Thus another way to state my conjecture is this: > The universe is an (or at least has the structure of an) l-group with a > strong distinguished unit. Does this ring any bells with physicists? > What, "physically" or observably, is this strong distinguished unit, if so? > > > > -- Günther Greindl Department of Philosophy of Science University of Vienna [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.univie.ac.at/Wissenschaftstheorie/ Blog: http://dao.complexitystudies.org/ Site: http://www.complexitystudies.org --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---