Logic of logic and the logic of dreams.

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Publication Type Lecture
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Malloy, Thomas E.
Title Logic of logic and the logic of dreams.
Date 2006-02
Description For Bateson explanation is the mapping of description onto tautology. "An explanation has to provide something more than a description provides, and in the end, an explanation appeals to a tautology, which as I have defined it, is a body of propositions so linked together that the links between the propositions are necessarily valid. A tautology in its simplest form is ‘If P is true, then P is true.'" Tautologies can be very elaborate including, for example, systems of nonlinear dynamical equations. Descriptions include all the data (field notes and measurements) that scientists take when studying some phenomena. This mapping of formal models onto observable data can yield powerful insights and is what ateson defines as explanation. The tautological relations within the mathematical model are mapped to relations observed in nature.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1
Last Page 8
Subject Science; Psychology; Dreams
Subject LCSH Logic; Dreams; Psychology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Malloy, T.E. (2006). The Logic of logic and the logic of dreams. 2006 Winter Chaos Conference, Snowflake Forum, Pittsburgh, February 2006, 1-8.
Rights Management ©2006 Thomas E. Malloy
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2013-02-04
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gt65t7
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