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An Introduction To Non-aristotelian Systems And General Semantics.

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IDENTIFICATION AND VISUALIZATION
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on what kind of semantics or methods of evaluation we impose on our children.
We should notice an important fact which is usually disregarded; namely, that a language, and often one word, involves a definite type of semantics. Thus, in primitive 'polysynthetic' languages, it is not a question of associations or superstitions; the mystic characteristics and the thing simply are not differentiated, but literally identified into one whole. Thus, we have one-valued semantics where the 'good' and 'evil spirits' actually participate in everything considered as a synthetic whole.2
A language of 'true' and 'false' involves two-valued semantics; the introduction of adverbs or their equivalents introduces modality and so three-valued semantics. The introduction of indefinitely many degrees between the 'true' and 'false' leads finally to oo-valued semantics.
A diagram may help to make this clearer.
A, B, C, oo-valued and different facts of experience, which, in a given case, have, by _ necessity, indefinitely many, single, individual values. a, b, c., oo-valued non-aristotelian orientation structurally similar to the empirical world which allows us, in a given case, to assign indefinitely many single, one-to-one corresponding values to the individual facts.
A, B, C., oo-valued and different facts of experience, which, _ in a given case, have, by necessity, indefinitely many, tingle, individual values. 2 2,. two-, three- ., and few-valued nristotelian orientation structurally non-similar to the empirical world, which compels us to ascribe two., or few values to the essentially indefinitely many-valued and different facts, resulting in identification of the many values into a few, which improper evaluation is projected on the facts.
A, B, C., oo-valued and different facts of experience, which, _ in a given case, have, by necessity, indefinitely many, single, individual values. 0, one-valued, animal, primitive., orientation, structurally non-similar to the empirical world, which compels us to ascribe one value to the essentially indefinitely many-valued and different facts, resulting in identification of the many values into one, which improper evaluation is projected on the facts.