Re: To have a mnemon

Ton Maas (
Tue, 9 Jun 1998 17:58:43 +0200

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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 17:58:43 +0200
From: Ton Maas <>
Subject: Re: To have a mnemon

>and b) There have been a few other attempts at producing similar
>'calculus' formulations of human interactions, notably by my
>fellow Glaswegian Ronnie Laing, back in the 1960s. You ought to
>be aware that these kinds of formulations, however mathematically
>satisfying they may be, usually collapse because they are just too
>unlike what actually goes on.

A more satisfactory approach to this can be found in George Spencer-Brown's
"Laws of Form" (London, 1969) - actually a calculus for self-reference.
Among other things, GSB demonstrates why the universe _must_ expand to
eascape the telescopes through which we, who are it, are trying to capture
it, which is us.


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