On Tue, 2010-11-09 at 10:23 -0500, John F. Sowa wrote:
> On 11/9/2010 1:24 AM, Alex Shkotin wrote:
> > What do we need for our information systems to communicate properly?
> > Integration? Alignment? Unification? Information system education? (02)
> But first order logic was *discovered* independently by Frege and
> Peirce 130 years ago, and *exact* translation between their notations
> and all the modern notations for FOL is guaranteed.
> Note the word 'discover'. Frege and Peirce did not *invent* FOL.
> My comment is that FOL was standardized by an authority that is
> even higher than ISO -- namely, God. (Please note the Bible,
> John 1,1: "In the beginning was the logos, and the logos was
> with God, and God was the logos.")
> Nobody has to learn FOL, because it's buried inside their native
> language, whatever it may be. But some notations for FOL are less
> readable than others. That's why I recommend controlled NLs for
> many purposes.
Well, but for a non-burning bush origin for FOL, see: Ferreirós, José
(2001), "The Road to Modern Logic-An Interpretation", Bulletin of
Symbolic Logic 7 (4): 441–484, doi:10.2307/2687794,
http://jstor.org/stable/2687794 . (05)
FOL turns out to be as much a human enterprise as any other. (06)
Hope you are having a great day! (07)
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