## Logical Monism: The Global Identity of Applicable Logic (2005)

Venue: | Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Logic |

Citations: | 1 - 1 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Heather05logicalmonism:,

author = {Michael Heather and Michael Heather and Nick Rossiter and Nick Rossiter},

title = {Logical Monism: The Global Identity of Applicable Logic},

booktitle = {Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Logic},

year = {2005},

pages = {39--52}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. ‘One universe, one logic ’ takes the world as it is and leads to adjointness as the global logic of anything. The alternative approach to find a unification of known logics requires assumptions and is therefore consistent with the same conclusion for a universal logic has to be universally applicable. The universal characteristic of adjointness is that it has a natural construction from the concept of the arrow. The application to the test sentence, ‘John said that Mary believed he did not love her’, demonstrates adjointness as the logic of the post-modern world. 1 Unity of Applicable Logic There is one ultimate logic: it is a simple ontological but pragmatic argument of ‘one universe, one logic’. If more, how can we know unless there is a logic to compare them? If logic is a family of varying strength, what logic compares the variance? Only some ultimate logic. How do we even know this? It must still be the same logic that tells us this. And that logic must tell us about itself − − tell us that it has some recursive self-closure. The same pragmatic cogency leads us into the world of physics and beyond into the humanities. The world must fit together according to this same ultimate logic. It is therefore an applicable logic. Universal logic means universally applicable logic. This study arises from the investigation of fundamentals in two large applied areas: one is schema design in interoperable databases, the other is in legal reasoning; both studies relate logic to real-world facts. Until we are able to identify the ultimate logic of the universe, it is not surprising that goals like unified field theory within a ”theory of everything ” are so elusive. Applicable logic is needed in new ways in biology, medicine, economics, legal science, natural computing, modern physics, etc. This means it has to be a logic which can manage the advances made in the twentieth century, many of