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An Introduction To Non-aristotelian Systems And General Semantics.

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ON THE STRUCTURAL DIFFERENTIAL
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order' abstractions, is mainly optional. There is no neurological doubt that all 'objects' represent low order abstractions and the use of a number to indicate the order is simply a matter of convention and convenience. If we were to start with the simplest living cell, we might ascribe to its abstractions the term 'first order' abstractions. If we were to survey in this way all known forms of life, we might ascribe to Fido