A new process foundation for the applied topos

Heather, Michael and Rossiter, Nick (2009) A new process foundation for the applied topos. In: The 88th Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 3-5 April 2009, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

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The world is in turmoil for want of sound reasoning. Economics and the environment are but two of many areas of human endeavour badly betrayed through a failed combination of physical and information science and the rule of law. Logic is the fabric of pure mathematics as the foundation of applied mathematics on which all science is based from the physical through biological and medical to the social sciences. However the symbolic logic of today seems of scarce more use than the syllogisms of Aristotle as observed by Francis Bacon nearly 400 years ago: The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search after truth. So it does more harm than good [Novum Organon Aphorism XII, 1620].

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sheaves (algebraic topology)
Subjects: G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:04
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/413

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