Foundations of Biophilosophy

  title={Foundations of Biophilosophy},
  author={Martin Mahner and Mario Bunge},
  booktitle={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
ion However, the interpretation in question is neither factual nor empirical but mathematical. Thus consider the formula "(V'x)(3y) (x o y = x)", which occurs in group theory. It "says" that the group contains an element which, when concatenated with an arbitrary element of the same group, Ieaves it unaltered: that designated element is, of course, the unit element we called e earlier. The given formula holds (is mathematically true) if the group elements are taken tobe integers, in which case… CONTINUE READING