The Classes Of Classical Logic

Logic, fondly referred to by Logicians as the ‘Laws of Thought’ [the title to an early text], deals exclusively with abstract things.

But first it needs to lay down some ground rules. And the Classes of Logic are part of the ground rules. If you want to apply the rules of Logic, you must agree to abide by the ground rules.

Logic begins with naming three classes: the Universe Class, the Unit Class and the Null [or Empty ] Class.

This roughly corresponds to what the rest of us call: ‘Everything, One, and Nothing’, or : ‘ Infinity, Unity, and Zero’.

So where did these Classes come from? We’ll were not too sure. They are sort of like the ‘Conservation Principles’ of Physics that are not themselves derivations from Physics but then get to arbiter what falls under ‘Physics’.

Unlike the Universe or Unit Classes, the Null Class of Logic is a very special class. All absurd expressions, words and phrases that don’t make any sense get to see the inside of the Null Class of Logic.

See the Posts on ‘Nāmarūpa And ‘Form’

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