Bruno:
 the Plotinus paper is the first one on your list of publications on
your website?
                Ronald

On Aug 18, 10:46 am, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> Ronald,
>
> On 18 Aug 2009, at 14:14, ronaldheld wrote:
>
>
>
> > I have heard of Octonians but have not used them.
> > I do not know anything about intelligible hypostases
>
> Have you heard about Gödel's provability (beweisbar) predicate bew(x)?
>
> If you have, define con(x) by ~bew ('~x')  (carefully taking into  
> account the Gödel numbering). Con is for contingent, or consistent.
>
> Then the logic of the intelligible matter hypostases are given by the  
> predicate Bew(x) & Con(x)
>
> (The sensible, non intelligible, hypostases, cannot be defined by a  
> predicate, and some detour in Modal logic is necessary, but for each  
> arithmetical propositions p, you can define them by Bp & Dp & p.  (Dp  
> is ~B ~p, Bp is bew('p'))
> Note that Bp & Dp & p is "obviously" equivalent to p, for any correct  
> machine, but no correct machine can see that equivalence, and this is  
> a consequence of incompleteness).
>
> You can read my Plotinus paper for more, if interested.
>
> You can also read Plotinus II, 4: "On Matter". Plotinus took Aristotle  
> not quite Platonist theory of matter, and recasted it in  
> "his" (neo)Platonist doctrine.
>
> Basically, matter, for Aristotle---Plotinus is what is indeterminate.  
> If fits well with comp where matter is the indeterminate computations  
> which exist below the comp substitution level (by step 7).
>
> I have not really the time to say much more for now, and this is in  
> AUDA, and it is better to get UDA straight before. I think.
>
> Bruno
>
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
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