[FOM] [Fwd: voor FOM Frege's error]
Joop Niekus
jniekus at science.uva.nl
Wed Aug 10 07:42:33 EDT 2005
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Subject: voor FOM Frege's error
From: "Theo Janssen" <T.M.V.Janssen at uva.nl>
Date: Tue, August 9, 2005 16:57
To: jniekus at science.uva.nl
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1. In lamdbda calculus one may obtain the one place-relation from the
two place relations as follows:
given LxLy[x>y]
new Lz[z>z] = Lz[ LxLy[x>y](z)(z)]
2. Frege did not have lambda's, but he knew the standard mathematical
method to reduce the number of arguments.
Let be given f defined by f(x,y) = x>y.
Then we may define g by g(x) = f(x,0) and h by h(x)= f(x,x).
There is nothing wrong or problematic with Frege's remarks one finds in
Carnap's lecture notes.
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