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By Wolfgang Balzer;C.U. Moulines;J.D. Sneed

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This e-book has grown out of 8 years of shut collaboration between its authors. From the very starting we made up our minds that its content material may still pop out because the results of a really universal attempt. that's, we didn't "distribute" elements of the textual content deliberate to every one among us. to the contrary, we made some degree that every unmarried paragraph be the fabricated from a standard mirrored image. real team-work isn't really as ordinary in philosophy because it is in different educational disciplines. we predict, in spite of the fact that, that this is often extra as a result of the idiosyncrasy of philosophers than to the character in their topic. shut collaboration with confident effects is as profitable as something might be, however it can also turn out to be fairly tough to enforce. In our case, a part of the problems got here from merely geographic separation. This triggered unsuspected delays in coordinating the paintings. yet greater than this, as time handed, the buildup of specific effects and concepts outran our skill to slot them into an natural solidarity. assorted types of exposition, alternative ways of formalization, assorted degrees of complexity have been at the same time found in a voluminous manuscript that had turn into thoroughly unmanageable. particularly, a part of the textual content have been conceived within the language of classification concept and hired rules of a slightly summary nature, whereas one other half was once expounded within the extra traditional set-theoretic type, stressing intui­ tivity and concreteness.

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Now for arbitrary D, a binary relation on D is just an element of Po( D X D) and a ternary relation on D is an element of Po(D X D X D). The sentences ":$ E Po(D X D)" and "0 E Po(D X D X D)" are such that "D", ":$" and "0" can be replaced by other symbols, say, "D"', ":$'" and "0"', in a way which will preserve the typification. The sentences resulting from these replacements, ":$' E Po(D' X D')" and "0' E Po(D' X D' X D')" still are typifications, now of ":$ ", and "0'" over D'. From these observations it can be seen that the essential feature of a typification is given by the structure of the respective formula to the right of "E", and that the special symbol for a base set occurring in that formula ("D" or "D'" above) does not matter.

As such that (1) ~=(k,m,al, ... ,an>AI, ... ,As) (2) for all i ~ s: Ai is a formula applying to some structure x of type T. (b) ~ is a structure species iff there is some type a structure species oftype T. T such that ~ is 11 MODELS AND STRUCTURES In the example of EXT we have k = 1, m = 0, and n = 2. There is one principal base set (D), there are no auxiliary (mathematical) base sets, and there are two relations: :5 and o. 01 is Po(1 x 1) and 02 is Po(1 X (1 X 1». If we construct the corresponding echelon sets over a given set D we have to take D X D and then Po(D X D) according to 01' and in the case of 02 we first take (D X D), then "add" another D: D X (D X D), and then take the power set: Po(D X (D X D».

Any structure species ~ gives rise to a so-called set-theoretic predicate P'i:.. By a set-theoretic predicate we mean a predicate applying to set-theoretic structures which can be defined in terms of the language of set theory. DI-6: If ~ = (k, m, ai' ... , an' AI, ... , As) is a structure species then p}; is a set-theoretic predicate corresponding to ~ iff its extension is the class of all x such that x is a structure of species ~. Generally, a potential model now will be a structure of species ~ (for some ~) such that ~ contains only characterizations (including typifications).

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