axiom discussion

Mikalac Norman S NSSC MikalacNS at NAVSEA.NAVY.MIL
Mon Sep 25 09:15:09 PDT 2000

ok, thx. you're saying that using the axiomatic method for all discourse of knowledge and ethics is too narrow.

norm --------------------------

-----Original Message----- From: JKSCHW at [mailto:JKSCHW at] Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 10:38 PM To: lbo-talk at Subject: Re: axiom discussion

An axiomatic system is a very specialized thing, involving a closed set of precisely defined axioms stated by using a handful of primitive undefined concepts and relations and proceeding through logical dedictions of a tightlly linked sort to necessary conclusions. Euclid' s Elements are the main example. This was considered the model of knowledge for millenia, and various figures tried to approximate it--Newton comes to mind. --------------------------------

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