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REFLECTIONS ON THE EINSTEIN THEORY 681
In this brief structural and semantic survey we have had neither the opportunity nor the necessity of analysing the general theory of Einstein, which embodies and unifies most of the laws of mechanics, that of gravitation included.* In this unification lies the unrivalled grandeur of the theory. As we shall see later, the newer quantum theories have been already very much influenced by the Einstein theory. As all possible theories are dependent on human ingenuity and never can be the events themselves, we can rest assured that once freed from 'emotional stupors' and semantic disturbances, the world will not be long in producing a whole structurally unified system of science.
In our discussions we deal with 'apparent', 'real', 'actual', and similar m.o terms. We should recall that mathematics is exclusive in one respect; namely, that it has no content. It is entirely a product of higher abstractions created by definition from undefined terms. We have seen that mathematics must be considered as a language of special structure which is, however, similar to the structure of the world around us.
Our daily A language, among others, being based on the 'is' of 'identity', can never give a structurally satisfactory picture of this world or ourselves, but actually prevents such an achievement. Having abandoned a language which leads to identification, we shall be able to apply a new language, with new structure, by which we achieve better means for representing the events around us. From this point of view, mathematics and our daily language do not differ. Terms, being not the things they represent, must by necessity be creatures of definitions and undefined terms. The solution of many baffling semantic problems is found in the structure of a language which involves different semantic and unconscious attitudes.
*In fact, a few months ago, Einstein and Mayer succeeded in reducing the laws of gravitational and electromagnetic fields to a single basis. This was accomplished by the aid of a very revolutionary mathematical discovery that it is possible to introduce into a 'space' of n dimensions, vectors with m components. Although at present the results of the quantum theory are not included in this theory, there is no doubt that shortly, because of this mathematical discovery, these will be included in a generalised theory of relativity.