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LINGUISTIC REV IS ION
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2)   The two-valued el 'logic', as expressed in the law of 'excluded third'.
3)   The necessary confusion through the lack of discrimination between the 'is' of identity, which I reject completely, and the 'is' of predication, the 'is' of existence, and the 'is' used as an auxiliary verb.
4)   The elementalism, as exemplified by the assumed sharp division of 'senses' and 'mind', 'percept' and 'concept', 'emotions' and 'intellect',.
5)   The el theory of 'meaning'.
6)   The el postulate of two-valued 'cause-effect'.
7)   The el theory of definitions, which disregards the undefined terms.
8)   The three-dimensional theory of propositions and language.
9)   The assumption of the cosmic validity of grammar.
10)   The preference for intensional methods.
11)   The additive and el definition of 'man'.
This list is not complete but sufficient for my purpose and for orientation.
I reject the use of the 'is' of identity entirely, because identity is never found in this world, and devise methods to make such a rejection possible.
I base the-system-function and system all through on negative 'is not', premises which cannot be denied without the production of impossible data, and so accept 'difference', 'differentiation'., as fundamental.
I accept relations, structure, and order as fundamental.
I accept the many-valued, more general, structurally more correct 'logic of probability' of Lukasiewicz and Tarski, which in my non-el system becomes infinite-valued (oo-valued) semantics.*
I accept functional representation whenever possible.
I introduce the principle of non-elementalism and apply it all through, which leads to: (a) A non-el theory of meanings; (b) A non-el theory of definitions based on undefined terms; (c) A psychophysiological theory of semantic reactions.
I accept the absolute individuality of events on the un-speakable objective levels, which necessitates the conclusion that all statements about them are only probable in various degrees, introducing a general principle of uncertainty in all statements.
I accept 'logical existence' as fundamental.
I introduce differential and four-dimensional methods.
*I use the term infinite-, or oo-valued in the sense of Cantor as a variable finite.