# Differential Logic and Dynamic Systems

 NOTE. The current version of this document is Differential Logic and Dynamic Systems 2.0.
 Stand and unfold yourself. Hamlet: Francsico—1.1.2

This article develops a differential extension of propositional calculus and applies it to a context of problems arising in dynamic systems. The work pursued here is coordinated with a parallel application that focuses on neural network systems, but the dependencies are arranged to make the present article the main and the more self-contained work, to serve as a conceptual frame and a technical background for the network project.

## Review and Transition

This note continues a previous discussion on the problem of dealing with change and diversity in logic-based intelligent systems. For ease of reference, I begin by summarizing essential material from previous reports.

Table 1 outlines the notation that I use for propositional calculus. Explained as briefly as possible, I am using only two basic kinds of truth-functional connectives, both of variable k-ary scope.

1. For the first, I use concatenation as a connective to indicate the logical conjunction of k arguments.
2. For the other, I use a bracket of the form ( , , , ) as a connective which says that exactly one of its k arguments is false.

All other truth-functional connectives can be obtained in a very efficient style of representation through combinations of these two forms.

This treatment of propositional logic is derived from the work of C.S. Peirce [P1, P2], who gave this approach an extensive development in his graphical systems of predicate, relational, and modal logic [Rob]. More recently, these ideas were revived and supplemented in an alternative interpretation by G. Spencer-Brown [SpB]. Both of these authors used other forms of enclosure where I use parentheses, but the structural topologies of expression and the functional varieties of interpretation are fundamentally the same.

While working with expressions solely in propositional calculus, the use of plain parentheses to represent logical connectives is simplest to write and easiest to read for both human and machine parsers. In the present text I preserve this form of expression in tables and set-off displays, but in contexts where parentheses are needed for functional notation I will use a distinctive font for logical operators.

The briefest expression for logical truth is the empty word, usually denoted by ε or λ in formal languages, where it forms the identity element for concatenation. To make it visible in this text, I denote it by the equivalent expression "(())", or, especially if operating in an algebraic context, by a simple "1". Also when working in an algebraic mode, I use the plus sign "+" for exclusive disjunction. Thus, we may express the following paraphrases of algebraic forms:

 A + B = (A, B) A + B + C = ((A, B), C) = (A, (B, C))

One should be careful to observe that these last two expressions are not equivalent to the form (ABC).

Table 1. Syntax and Semantics of a Calculus for Propositional Logic
Expression Interpretation Other Notations
" " True. 1
( ) False. 0
A A. A
(A) Not A.  A’
~A
¬A
A B C A and B and C. A ∧ B ∧ C
((A)(B)(C)) A or B or C. A ∨ B ∨ C
(A (B)) A implies B.
If A then B.
A ⇒ B
(A, B) A not equal to B.
A exclusive-or B.
A ≠ B
A + B
((A, B)) A is equal to B.
A if & only if B.
A = B
A ⇔ B
(A, B, C) Just one of
A, B, C
is false.

A’B C ∨
A B’C ∨
A B C’

((A),(B),(C)) Just one of
A, B, C
is true.

Partition all
into A, B, C.

A B’C’ ∨
A’B C’ ∨
A’B’C

((A, B), C)

(A, (B, C))
Oddly many of
A, B, C
are true.

A + B + C

A B C  ∨
A B’C’ ∨
A’B C’ ∨
A’B’C

(Q, (A),(B),(C)) Partition Q
into A, B, C.

Genus Q comprises
species A, B, C.

Q’A’B’C’ ∨
Q A B’C’ ∨
Q A’B C’ ∨
Q A’B’C

NB. The usage that one often sees, of a plus sign "+" to represent inclusive disjunction, and the reference to this operation as boolean addition, is a misnomer on at least two counts. Boole used the plus sign to represent exclusive disjunction (at any rate, an operation of aggregation restricted in its logical interpretation to cases where the represented sets are disjoint (Boole, 32)), as any mathematician with a sensitivity to the ring and field properties of algebra would do:

The expression x + y seems indeed uninterpretable, unless it be assumed that the things represented by x and the things represented by y are entirely separate; that they embrace no individuals in common. (Boole, 66).

It was only later that Peirce and Jevons treated inclusive disjunction as a fundamental operation, but these authors, with a respect for the algebraic properties that were already associated with the plus sign, used a variety of other symbols for inclusive disjunction (Sty, 177, 189). It seems to have been Schroeder who later reassigned the plus sign to inclusive disjunction (Sty, 208). Additional information, discussion, and references can be found in (Boole) and (Sty, 177-263). Aside from these historical points, which never really count against a current practice that has gained a life of its own, this usage does have a further disadvantage of cutting or confounding the lines of communication between algebra and logic. For this reason, I am forced to avoid it here.

## A Functional Conception of Propositional Calculus

 Out of the dimness opposite equals advance . . . .      Always substance and increase, Always a knit of identity . . . . always distinction . . . .      always a breed of life. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 28]

In the general case, we start with a set of logical features {a1, …, an} that represent properties of objects or propositions about the world. In concrete examples the features {ai} commonly appear as capital letters from an alphabet like {A, B, C, …} or as meaningful words from a linguistic vocabulary of codes. This language can be drawn from any sources, whether natural, technical, or artificial in character and interpretation. In the application to dynamic systems we tend to use the letters {x1, …, xn} as our coordinate propositions, and to interpret them as denoting properties of a system's state, that is, as propositions about its location in configuration space. Because I have to consider non-deterministic systems from the outset, I often use the word state in a loose sense, to denote the position or configuration component of a contemplated state vector, whether or not it ever gets a deterministic completion.

The set of logical features {a1, …, an} provides a basis for generating an n-dimensional universe of discourse that I denote as [a1, …, an]. It is useful to consider each universe of discourse as a unified categorical object that incorporates both the set of points 〈a1, …, an〉 and the set of propositions f : 〈a1, …, an〉 → B that are implicit with the ordinary picture of a venn diagram on n features. Thus, we may regard the universe of discourse [a1, …, an] as an ordered pair having the type (Bn, (Bn → B), and we may abbreviate this last type designation as Bn +→ B, or even more succinctly as [Bn]. (Used this way, the angle brackets 〈…〉 are referred to as generator brackets.)

Table 2 exhibits the scheme of notation I use to formalize the domain of propositional calculus, corresponding to the logical content of truth tables and venn diagrams. Although it overworks the square brackets a bit, I also use either one of the equivalent notations [n] or n to denote the data type of a finite set on n elements.

Table 2. Fundamental Notations for Propositional Calculus
Symbol Notation Description Type
A {a1, …, an} Alphabet [n] = n
Ai {(ai), ai} Dimension i B
A

A
a1, …, an
{‹a1, …, an›}
A1 × … × An
i Ai

Set of cells,
coordinate tuples,
points, or vectors
in the universe
of discourse

Bn
A* (hom : AB) Linear functions (Bn)* = Bn
A^ (AB) Boolean functions BnB
A

[A]
(A, A^)
(A +→ B)
(A, (AB))
[a1, …, an]

Universe of discourse
based on the features
{a1, …, an}

(Bn, (BnB))
(Bn +→ B)
[Bn]

### Qualitative Logic and Quantitative Analogy

 Logical, however, is used in a third sense, which is at once more vital and more practical; to denote, namely, the systematic care, negative and positive, taken to safeguard reflection so that it may yield the best results under the given conditions. — John Dewey, How We Think, [Dew, 56]

These concepts and notations can now be explained in greater detail. In order to begin as simply as possible, I distinguish two levels of analysis and set out initially on the easier path. On the first level of analysis, I take spaces like B, Bn, and (Bn → B) at face value and treat them as the primary objects of interest. On the second level of analysis, I use these spaces as coordinate charts for talking about points and functions in more fundamental spaces.

A pair of spaces, of types Bn and (Bn → B), give typical expression to everything that we commonly associate with the ordinary picture of a venn diagram. The dimension, n, counts the number of "circles" or simple closed curves that are inscribed in the universe of discourse, corresponding to its relevant logical features or basic propositions. Elements of type Bn correspond to what are often called propositional interpretations in logic, that is, the different assignments of truth values to sentence letters. Relative to a given universe of discourse, these interpretations are visualized as its cells, in other words, the smallest enclosed areas or undivided regions of the venn diagram. The functions f : Bn → B correspond to the different ways of shading the venn diagram to indicate arbitrary propositions, regions, or sets. Regions included under a shading indicate the models, and regions excluded represent the non-models of a proposition. To recognize and formalize the natural cohesion of these two layers of concepts into a single universe of discourse, I introduce the type notations [Bn] = Bn +→ B to stand for the pair of types (Bn, (Bn → B)). The resulting "stereotype" serves to frame the universe of discourse as a unified categorical object, and makes it subject to prescribed sets of evaluations and transformations (categorical morphisms or arrows) that affect the universe of discourse as an integrated whole.

Most of the time we can serve the algebraic, geometric, and logical interests of our study without worrying about their occasional conflicts and incidental divergences. The conventions and definitions already set down will continue to cover most of the algebraic and functional aspects of our discussion, but to handle the logical and qualitative aspects we will need to add a few more. In general, abstract sets may be denoted by gothic, greek, or script capital variants of A, B, C, and so on, with elements denoted by a corresponding set of subscripted letters in plain lower case, for example, A = {ai}. Most of the time, a set such as A = {ai} will be employed as the alphabet of a formal language. These alphabet letters serve to name the logical features (properties or propositions) that generate a particular universe of discourse. When we want to discuss the particular features of a universe of discourse, beyond the abstract designation of a type like (Bn +→ B), then we may use the following notations. If A = {a1, …, an} is an alphabet of logical features, then A = 〈A〉 = 〈a1, …, an〉 is the set of interpretations, A^ = (AB) is the set of propositions, and A • = [A] = [a1, …, an] is the combination of these interpretations and propositions into the universe of discourse that is based on the features {a1, …, an}.

As always, especially in concrete examples, these rules may be dropped whenever necessary, reverting to a free assortment of feature labels. However, when we need to talk about the logical aspects of a space that is already named as a vector space, it will be necessary to make special provisions. At any rate, these elaborations can be deferred until actually needed.

### Philosophy of Notation : Formal Terms and Flexible Types

 Where number is irrelevant, regimented mathematical technique has hitherto tended to be lacking. Thus it is that the progress of natural science has depended so largely upon the discernment of measurable quantity of one sort or another. — W.V. Quine, Mathematical Logic, [Qui, 7]

For much of our discussion propositions and boolean functions are treated as the same formal objects, or as different interpretations of the same formal calculus. This rule of interpretation has exceptions, though. There is a distinctively logical interest in the use of propositional calculus that is not exhausted by its functional interpretation. It is part of our task in this study to deal with these uniquely logical characteristics as they present themselves both in our subject matter and in our formal calculus. Just to provide a hint of what's at stake: In logic, as opposed to the more imaginative realms of mathematics, we consider it a good thing to always know what we are talking about. Where mathematics encourages tolerance for uninterpreted symbols as intermediate terms, logic exerts a keener effort to interpret directly each oblique carrier of meaning, no matter how slight, and to unfold the complicities of every indirection in the flow of information. Translated into functional terms, this means that we want to maintain a continual, immediate, and persistent sense of both the converse relation f–1B × Bn, or what is the same thing, f–1 : BPow(Bn), and the fibers or inverse images f–1(0) and f–1(1), associated with each boolean function f : BnB that we use. In practical terms, the desired implementation of a propositional interpreter should incorporate our intuitive recognition that the induced partition of the functional domain into level sets f–1(b), for bB, is part and parcel of understanding the denotative uses of each propositional function f.

### Special Classes of Propositions

It is important to remember that the coordinate propositions {ai}, besides being projection maps ai : Bn → B, are propositions on an equal footing with all others, even though employed as a basis in a particular moment. This set of n propositions may sometimes be referred to as the basic or simple propositions that found the universe of discourse. As typical and collective notations, we may use the forms {ai : Bn → B} = (Bn ¸> B) to indicate the adoption of a set of ai as a basis for discourse.

Among the $$2^{2^n}$$ propositions or functions in (Bn → B) are several fundamental sets of 2n propositions each that take on special forms with respect to a given basis A = {ai}. Three of these forms are especially common, the linear, the positive, and the singular propositions. Each set is naturally parameterized by the coordinate vectors in Bn and falls into n+1 ranks, with a binomial coefficient $$\tbinom{n}{k}$$ giving the number of propositions that have rank or weight k.

The linear propositions, {hom : Bn → B} = (Bn +> B), may be expressed as sums of the following form:

$\textstyle \sum_{i=1}^n e_i = e_1 + \ldots + e_n \ \mbox{where} \ \forall_{i=1}^n \ e_i = a_i \ \mbox{or} \ e_i = 0.$

The positive propositions, {pos : Bn → B} = (Bn ¥> B), may be expressed as products of the following form:

$\textstyle \prod_{i=1}^n e_i = e_1 \cdot \ldots \cdot e_n \ \mbox{where} \ \forall_{i=1}^n \ e_i = a_i \ \mbox{or} \ e_i = 1.$

The singular propositions, {x : Bn → B} = (Bn ××> B), may be expressed as products of the following form:

$\textstyle \prod_{i=1}^n e_i = e_1 \cdot \ldots \cdot e_n \ \mbox{where} \ \forall_{i=1}^n \ e_i = a_i \ \mbox{or} \ e_i = (a_i) = \lnot a_i.$

In each case the rank k ranges from 0 to n and counts the number of positive appearances of coordinate propositions ai in the resulting expression.

For example, for n = 3, the linear proposition of rank 0 is 0, the positive proposition of rank 0 is 1, and the singular proposition of rank 0 is (a1)(a2)(a3).

The coordinate projections or simple propositions ai : Bn → B are both linear and positive. So these two kinds of propositions, the linear or the positive, may be viewed as two different ways of generalizing the class of simple projections. The linear and the positive propositions are generated by taking boolean sums and products, respectively, over selected subsets of the basic propositions in {ai}. Therefore, each set of functions can be parameterized by the subsets J of the basic index set I = {1, …, n}.

Let us define AJ as the subset of A that is given by {ai : iJ}. Then we may comprehend the action of the linear and the positive propositions in the following terms:

• The linear proposition lJ : BnB evaluates each cell x of Bn by looking at the coefficients of x with respect to the features that lJ "likes", namely those in AJ, and then adds them up in B. Thus, lJ(x) computes the parity of the number of features that x has in AJ, yielding one for odd and zero for even. Expressed in this idiom, lJ(x) = 1 says that x seems odd (or oddly true) to AJ, whereas lJ(x) = 0 says that x seems even (or evenly true) to AJ, so long as we recall that zero times is evenly often, too.
• The positive proposition pJ : BnB evaluates each cell x of Bn by looking at the coefficients of x with regard to the features that pJ "likes", namely those in AJ, and then takes their product in B. Thus, pJ(x) assesses the unanimity of the multitude of features that x has in AJ, yielding one for all and aught for else. In these consensual or contractual terms, pJ(x) = 1 means that x is AOK or congruent with all of the conditions of AJ, while pJ(x) = 0 means that x defaults or dissents from some condition of AJ.

### Basis Relativity and Type Ambiguity

Finally, two things are important to keep in mind with regard to the simplicity, linearity, positivity, and singularity of propositions.

First, all of these properties are relative to a particular basis. For example, a singular proposition with respect to a basis A will not remain singular if A is extended by a number of new and independent features. Even if we stick to the original set of pairwise options {ai} ∪ {(ai)} to select a new basis, the sets of linear and positive propositions are determined by the choice of simple propositions, and this determination is tantamount to the conventional choice of a cell as origin.

Second, the singular propositions Bn ××> B, picking out as they do a single cell or a coordinate tuple of Bn, become the carriers or the vehicles of a certain type-ambiguity that vacillates between the dual forms Bn and (Bn ××> B) and infects the whole hierarchy of types built on them. In plainer language, the terms that signify the interpretations x : Bn and the singular propositions x : Bn ××> B are fully equivalent in information, and this means that every token of the type Bn can be reinterpreted as an appearance of the subtype Bn ××> B. And vice versa, the two types can be exchanged with each other everywhere that they turn up. In practical terms, this allows the use of singular propositions as a way of denoting points, forming an alternative to coordinate tuples.

For example, relative to the universe of discourse [a1a2a3] the singular proposition a1 a2 a3 : B3 ××> B could be explicitly retyped as a1 a2 a3 : B3 to indicate the point ‹1, 1, 1›, but in most cases the proper interpretation could be gathered from context. Both notations remain dependent on a particular basis, but the code that is generated under the singular option has the advantage in its self-commenting features, in other words, it constantly reminds us of its basis in the process of denoting points. When the time comes to put a multiplicity of different bases into play, and to search for objects and properties that remain invariant under the transformations between them, this infinitesimal potential advantage may well evolve into an overwhelming practical necessity.

### The Analogy Between Real and Boolean Types

 Measurement consists in correlating our subject matter with the series of real numbers; and such correlations are desirable because, once they are set up, all the well-worked theory of numerical mathematics lies ready at hand as a tool for our further reasoning. — W.V. Quine, Mathematical Logic, [Qui, 7]

There are two further reasons why I am spending so much time on a careful treatment of types, and they both have to do with our being able to take full computational advantage of certain dimensions of flexibility in the types that apply to terms. First, the domains of differential geometry and logic programming are connected by analogies between real and boolean types of the same pattern. Second, the types involved in these patterns have important isomorphisms connecting them that apply on both the real and the boolean sides of the picture.

Amazingly enough, these isomorphisms are themselves schematized by the axioms and theorems of propositional logic. This fact is known as the propositions as types analogy or the Curry-Howard isomorphism [How]. In another formulation it says that terms are to types as proofs are to propositions. This principle seems to have more implications for our subject than I can fully comprehend at present, though I sense that they must be crucial. (Cf. [LaS, 42-46] and [SeH] for a good discussion and further references.) To anticipate the bearing of these issues on our immediate topic, Table 3 sketches a partial overview of the Real to Boolean analogy that may serve to illustrate the paradigm that I have in mind.

Table 3. Analogy of Real and Boolean Types
Real Domain R ←→ Boolean Domain B
Rn Basic Space Bn
Rn → R Function Space Bn → B
(RnR) → R Tangent Vector (BnB) → B
Rn → ((RnR)→R) Vector Field Bn → ((BnB)→B)
(Rn × (RnR)) → R ditto (Bn × (BnB)) → B
((RnR) × Rn) → R ditto ((BnB) × Bn) → B
(RnR) → (RnR) Derivation (BnB) → (BnB)
Rn → Rm Basic Transformation Bn → Bm
(RnR) → (RmR) Function Transformation (BnB) → (BmB)
... ... ...

The Table exhibits a sample of likely parallels between the real and boolean domains. The central column gives a selection of terminology that I borrow from typical usage in differential geometry and extend in its meaning to the logical side of the Table. These are the varieties of spaces that come up when we turn to analyzing the dynamics of processes that followe their courses through the states of an arbitrary space X. Moreover, when it becomes necessary to approach situations of overwhelming dynamic complexity in a succession of qualitative reaches, then the methods of logic that are afforded by the boolean domains, with their declarative means of synthesis and deductive modes of analysis, supply a natural battery of tools for the task.

It is usually expedient to take these spaces two at a time, in dual pairs of the form X and (X → K). In general, one creates pairs of type schemas by replacing any space X with its dual (X → K), for example, pairing the type X → Y with the type (X → K) → (Y → K), and X × Y with (X → K) × (Y → K). Here, I am using the word dual in its larger sense to mean all of the functionals, not just the linear ones. Given any function f : X → K, the converse or inverse relation corresponding to f is denoted as f–1, and the subsets of X that are defined by f–1(k), taken over k in K, are called the fibers or the level sets of the function f.

### Theory of Control and Control of Theory

 You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre your blood. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 88]

In the boolean context, a function f : X → B is tantamount to a proposition about elements of X, and the elements of X constitute the interpretations of that proposition. The fiber f–1(1) comprises the set of models of f, or examples of elements in X satisfying the proposition f. The fiber f–1(0) collects the complementary set of anti-models, or the exceptions to the proposition f that exist in X. Of course, the space of functions (X → B) is isomorphic to the set of all subsets of X, called the power set of X and often denoted as Pow(X) or 2X.

The operation of replacing X by (X → B) in a type schema corresponds to a certain shift of attitude towards the space X, in which one passes from a focus on the ostensibly individual elements of X to a concern with the states of information and uncertainty that one possesses about objects and situations in X. The conceptual obstacles in the path of this transition can be smoothed over by using singular functions (X ××> B) as stepping stones. First of all, it's an easy step from an element x of type Bn to the equivalent information of a singular proposition x : X ××> B, and then only a small jump of generalization remains to reach the type of an arbitrary proposition f : X → B, perhaps understood to indicate a relaxed constraint on the singularity of points or a neighborhood circumscribing the original x. I have frequently discovered this to be a useful transformation, communicating between the objective and the intentional perspectives, in spite perhaps of the open objection that this distinction is transient in the mean time and ultimately superficial.

It is hoped that this measure of flexibility, allowing us to stretch a point into a proposition, can be useful in the examination of inquiry driven systems, where the differences between empirical, intentional, and theoretical propositions constitute the discrepancies and the distributions that drive experimental activity. I can give this model of inquiry a cybernetic cast by realizing that theory change and theory evolution, as well as the choice and the evaluation of experiments, are actions that are taken by a system or its agent in response to the differences that are detected between observational contents and theoretical coverage.

All of the above notwithstanding, there are several points that distinguish these two tasks, namely, the theory of control and the control of theory, features that are often obscured by too much precipitation in the quickness with which we understand their similarities. In the control of uncertainty through inquiry, some of the actuators that we need to be concerned with are axiom changers and theory modifiers, operators with the power to compile and to revise the theories that generate expectations and predictions, effectors that form and edit our grammars for the languages of observational data, and agencies that rework the proposed model to fit the actual sequences of events and the realized relationships of values that are observed in the environment. Moreover, when steps must be taken to carry out an experimental action, there must be something about the particular shape of our uncertainty that guides us in choosing what directions to explore, and this impression is more than likely influenced by previous accumulations of experience. Thus it must be anticipated that much of what goes into scientific progress, or any sustainable effort toward a goal of knowledge, is necessarily predicated on long term observation and modal expectations, not only on the more local or short term prediction and correction.

### Propositions as Types and Higher Order Types

The arrangement of types collected in Table 3 (repeated below) can serve as a good introduction to several ideas about higher order propositional expressions (HOPE's) and also about the propositions as types (PAT) isomorphism.

Table 3. Analogy of Real and Boolean Types
Real Domain R ←→ Boolean Domain B
Rn Basic Space Bn
Rn → R Function Space Bn → B
(RnR) → R Tangent Vector (BnB) → B
Rn → ((RnR)→R) Vector Field Bn → ((BnB)→B)
(Rn × (RnR)) → R ditto (Bn × (BnB)) → B
((RnR) × Rn) → R ditto ((BnB) × Bn) → B
(RnR) → (RnR) Derivation (BnB) → (BnB)
Rn → Rm Basic Transformation Bn → Bm
(RnR) → (RmR) Function Transformation (BnB) → (BmB)
... ... ...

First, observe that the type of a tangent vector at a point, also known as a directional derivative at that point, has the form (Kn → K) → K, where K is the chosen ground field, in the present case either R or B. At a point in a space of type Kn, a directional derivative operator $$\vartheta\!$$ takes a function on that space, an f of type (Kn → K), and maps it to a ground field value of type K. This value is known as the derivative of f in the direction $$\vartheta\!$$ [Che46, 76-77]. In the boolean case, $$\vartheta\!$$ : (Bn → B) → B has the form of a proposition about propositions, in other words, a proposition of the next higher type.

Next, by way of illustrating the propositions as types theme, consider a proposition of the form X ⇒ (Y ⇒ Z). One knows from propositional calculus that this is logically equivalent to a proposition of the form (X ∧ Y) ⇒ Z. But this equivalence should remind us of the functional isomorphism that exists between a construction of the type X → (Y → Z) and a construction of the type (X × Y) → Z. The propositions as types analogy permits us to take a functional type like this and, under the right conditions, replace the functional arrows "→" and products "×" with the respective logical arrows "⇒" and products "∧". Accordingly, viewing the result as a proposition, we can employ axioms and theorems of propositional calculus to suggest appropriate isomorphisms among the categorical and functional constructions.

Finally, examine the middle four rows of Table 3. These display a series of isomorphic types that stretch from the categories that are labeled Vector Field to those that are labeled Derivation. A vector field, also known as an infinitesimal transformation, associates a tangent vector at a point with each point of a space. In symbols, a vector field is a function of the form $$\chi\!$$ : X → $$\bigcup_x \ \chi_x\!$$ that assigns to each point x of the space X a tangent vector to X at that point, namely, the tangent vector $$\chi_x\!$$ [Che46, 82-83]. If X is of type Kn, then $$\chi\!$$ is of type Kn → ((Kn → K) → K). This has the pattern X → (Y → Z), with X = Kn, Y = (Kn → K), and Z = K.

Applying the propositions as types analogy, one can follow this pattern through a series of metamorphoses from the type of a vector field to the type of a derivation, as traced out in Table 4. Observe how the function f : X → K, associated with the place of Y in the pattern, moves through its paces from the second to the first position. In this way, the vector field $$\chi\!$$, initially viewed as attaching each tangent vector $$\chi_x\!$$ to the site x where it acts in X, now comes to be seen as acting on each scalar potential f : X → K like a generalized species of differentiation, producing another function $$\chi\!$$f : X → K of the same type.

Table 4. An Equivalence Based on the Propositions as Types Analogy
Pattern Construction Instance
X → (Y → Z) Vector Field Kn → ((Kn → K) → K)
(X × Y) → Z   (Kn × (Kn → K)) → K
(Y × X) → Z   ((Kn → K) × Kn) → K
Y → (X → Z) Derivation (Kn → K) → (Kn → K)

### Reality at the Threshold of Logic

 But no science can rest entirely on measurement, and many scientific investigations are quite out of reach of that device. To the scientist longing for non-quantitative techniques, then, mathematical logic brings hope. — W.V. Quine, Mathematical Logic, [Qui, 7]

Table 5 accumulates an array of notation that I hope will not be too distracting. Some of it is rarely needed, but has been filled in for the sake of completeness. Its purpose is simple, to give literal expression to the visual intuitions that come with venn diagrams, and to help build a bridge between our qualitative and quantitative outlooks on dynamic systems.

Table 5. A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Linear Space Liminal Space Logical Space

X
{x1, …, xn}
cardinality n

X
{x1, …, xn}
cardinality n

A
{a1, …, an}
cardinality n

Xi
xi
isomorphic to K

Xi
{(xi), xi}
isomorphic to B

Ai
{(ai), ai}
isomorphic to B

X
X
x1, …, xn
{‹x1, …, xn›}
X1 × … × Xn
i Xi
isomorphic to Kn

X
X
x1, …, xn
{‹x1, …, xn›}
X1 × … × Xn
i Xi
isomorphic to Bn

A
A
a1, …, an
{‹a1, …, an›}
A1 × … × An
i Ai
isomorphic to Bn

X*
(hom : XK)
isomorphic to Kn

X*
(hom : XB)
isomorphic to Bn

A*
(hom : AB)
isomorphic to Bn

X^
(XK)
isomorphic to:
(KnK)

X^
(XB)
isomorphic to:
(BnB)

A^
(AB)
isomorphic to:
(BnB)

X
[X]
[x1, …, xn]
(X, X^)
(X +→ K)
(X, (XK))
isomorphic to:
(Kn, (KnK))
(Kn +→ K)
[Kn]

X
[X]
[x1, …, xn]
(X, X^)
(X +→ B)
(X, (XB))
isomorphic to:
(Bn, (BnB))
(Bn +→ B)
[Bn]

A
[A]
[a1, …, an]
(A, A^)
(A +→ B)
(A, (AB))
isomorphic to:
(Bn, (BnB))
(Bn +→ B)
[Bn]

The left side of the Table collects mostly standard notation for an n-dimensional vector space over a field K. The right side of the table repeats the first elements of a notation that I sketched above, to be used in further developments of propositional calculus. (I plan to use this notation in the logical analysis of neural network systems.) The middle column of the table is designed as a transitional step from the case of an arbitrary field K, with a special interest in the continuous line R, to the qualitative and discrete situations that are instanced and typified by B.

I now proceed to explain these concepts in more detail. The two most important ideas developed in the table are:

• The idea of a universe of discourse, which includes both a space of points and a space of maps on those points.
• The idea of passing from a more complex universe to a simpler universe by a process of thresholding each dimension of variation down to a single bit of information.

For the sake of concreteness, let us suppose that we start with a continuous n-dimensional vector space like X = 〈x1, …, xn〉 $$\cong$$ Rn. The coordinate system X = {xi} is a set of maps xi : Rn → R, also known as the coordinate projections. Given a "dataset" of points x in Rn, there are numerous ways of sensibly reducing the data down to one bit for each dimension. One strategy that is general enough for our present purposes is as follows. For each i we choose an n-ary relation Li on R, that is, a subset of Rn, and then we define the ith threshold map, or limen xi as follows:

xi : RnB such that:
xi(x) = 1 if xLi,
xi(x) = 0 if otherwise.

In other notations that are sometimes used, the operator $$\chi (\ )$$ or the corner brackets $$\lceil \ldots \rceil$$ can be used to denote a characteristic function, that is, a mapping from statements to their truth values, given as elements of B. Finally, it is not uncommon to use the name of the relation itself as a predicate that maps n-tuples into truth values. In each of these notations, the above definition could be expressed as follows:

xi(x) = $$\chi (x \in L_i)$$ = $$\lceil x \in L_i \rceil$$ = Li(x).

Notice that, as defined here, there need be no actual relation between the n-dimensional subsets {Li} and the coordinate axes corresponding to {xi}, aside from the circumstance that the two sets have the same cardinality. In concrete cases, though, one usually has some reason for associating these "volumes" with these "lines", for instance, Li is bounded by some hyperplane that intersects the ith axis at a unique threshold value riR. Often, the hyperplane is chosen normal to the axis. In recognition of this motive, let us make the following convention. When the set Li has points on the ith axis, that is, points of the form ‹0, …, 0, ri, 0, …, 0› where only the xi coordinate is possibly non-zero, we may pick any one of these coordinate values as a parametric index of the relation. In this case we say that the indexing is real, otherwise the indexing is imaginary. For a knowledge based system X, this should serve once again to mark the distinction between acquaintance and opinion.

States of knowledge about the location of a system or about the distribution of a population of systems in a state space X = Rn can now be expressed by taking the set X = {xi} as a basis of logical features. In picturesque terms, one may think of the underscore and the subscript as combining to form a subtextual spelling for the ith threshold map. This can help to remind us that the threshold operator ( )i acts on x by setting up a kind of a "hurdle" for it. In this interpretation, the coordinate proposition xi asserts that the representative point x resides above the ith threshold.

Primitive assertions of the form xi(x) can then be negated and joined by means of propositional connectives in the usual ways to provide information about the state x of a contemplated system or a statistical ensemble of systems. Parentheses "( )" may be used to indicate negation. Eventually one discovers the usefulness of the k-ary just one false operators of the form "( , , , )", as treated in earlier reports. This much tackle generates a space of points (cells, interpretations), X = 〈X〉 $$\cong$$ Bn, and a space of functions (regions, propositions), X^ $$\cong$$ (Bn → B). Together these form a new universe of discourse X • = [X] of the type (Bn, (Bn → B)), which we may abbreviate as Bn +→ B, or most succinctly as [Bn].

The square brackets have been chosen to recall the rectangular frame of a venn diagram. In thinking about a universe of discourse it is a good idea to keep this picture in mind, where we constantly think of the elementary cells x, the defining features xi, and the potential shadings f : X → B, all at the same time, remaining aware of the arbitrariness of the way that we choose to inscribe our distinctions in the medium of a continuous space.

Finally, let X* denote the space of linear functions, (hom : X → K), which in the finite case has the same dimensionality as X, and let the same notation be extended across the table.

We have just gone through a lot of work, apparently doing nothing more substantial than spinning a complex spell of notational devices through a labyrinth of baffled spaces and baffling maps. The reason for doing this was to bind together and to constitute the intuitive concept of a universe of discourse into a coherent categorical object, the kind of thing, once grasped, which can be turned over in the mind and considered in all its manifold changes and facets. The effort invested in these preliminary measures is intended to pay off later, when we need to consider the state transformations and the time evolution of neural network systems.

### Tables of Propositional Forms

 To the scientist longing for non-quantitative techniques, then, mathematical logic brings hope. It provides explicit techniques for manipulating the most basic ingredients of discourse. — W.V. Quine, Mathematical Logic, [Qui, 7–8]

To prepare for the next phase of discussion, Tables 6 and 7 collect and summarize all of the propositional forms on one and two variables. These propositional forms are represented over bases of boolean variables as complete sets of boolean-valued functions. Adjacent to their names and specifications are listed what are roughly the simplest expressions in the cactus language, the particular syntax for propositional calculus that I use in formal and computational contexts. For the sake of orientation, the English paraphrases and the more common notations are listed in the last two columns. As simple and circumscribed as these low-dimensional universes may appear to be, a careful exploration of their differential extensions will involve us in complexities sufficient to demand our attention for some time to come.

Propositional forms on one variable correspond to boolean functions f : B1 → B. In Table 6 these functions are listed in a variant form of truth table, one which rotates the axes of the usual arrangement. Each function fi is indexed by the string of values that it takes on the points of the universe X • = [x] $$\cong$$ B1. The binary index generated in this way is converted to its decimal equivalent, and these are used as conventional names for the fi , as shown in the first column of the Table. In their own right the 21 points of the universe X • are coordinated as a space of type B1, this in light of the universe X • being a functional domain where the coordinate projection x takes on its values in B.

Table 6. Propositional Forms on One Variable
L1
Decimal
L2
Binary
L3
Vector
L4
Cactus
L5
English
L6
Ordinary
x : 1 0
f0 f00 0 0 ( ) false 0
f1 f01 0 1 (x) not x ~x
f2 f10 1 0 x x x
f3 f11 1 1 (( )) true 1

Propositional forms on two variables correspond to boolean functions f : B2 → B. In Table 7 each function fi is indexed by the values that it takes on the points of the universe X • = [xy] $$\cong$$ B2. Converting the binary index thus generated to a decimal equivalent, we obtain the functional nicknames that are listed in the first column. The 22 points of the universe X • are coordinated as a space of type B2, as indicated under the heading of the Table, where the coordinate projections x and y run through the various combinations of their values in B.

Table 7. Propositional Forms on Two Variables
L1
Decimal
L2
Binary
L3
Vector
L4
Cactus
L5
English
L6
Ordinary
x : 1 1 0 0
y : 1 0 1 0
f0 f0000 0 0 0 0 ( ) false 0
f1 f0001 0 0 0 1 (x)(y) neither x nor y ¬x ∧ ¬y
f2 f0010 0 0 1 0 (x) y y and not x ¬x ∧ y
f3 f0011 0 0 1 1 (x) not x ¬x
f4 f0100 0 1 0 0 x (y) x and not y x ∧ ¬y
f5 f0101 0 1 0 1 (y) not y ¬y
f6 f0110 0 1 1 0 (x, y) x not equal to y x ≠ y
f7 f0111 0 1 1 1 (x y) not both x and y ¬x ∨ ¬y
f8 f1000 1 0 0 0 x y x and y x ∧ y
f9 f1001 1 0 0 1 ((x, y)) x equal to y x = y
f10 f1010 1 0 1 0 y y y
f11 f1011 1 0 1 1 (x (y)) not x without y x → y
f12 f1100 1 1 0 0 x x x
f13 f1101 1 1 0 1 ((x) y) not y without x x ← y
f14 f1110 1 1 1 0 ((x)(y)) x or y x ∨ y
f15 f1111 1 1 1 1 (( )) true 1

## A Differential Extension of Propositional Calculus

 Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is careful In the differentiation of things, So that each finds its place. — I Ching, Hexagram 64, [Wil, 249]

This much preparation is enough to begin introducing my subject, if I excuse myself from giving full arguments for my definitional choices until some later stage. I am trying to develop a differential theory of qualitative equations that parallels the application of differential geometry to dynamic systems. The idea of a tangent vector is key to this work and a major goal is to find the right logical analogues of tangent spaces, bundles, and functors. The strategy is taken of looking for the simplest versions of these constructions that can be discovered within the realm of propositional calculus, so long as they serve to fill out the general theme.

### Differential Propositions : The Qualitative Analogues of Differential Equations

In order to define the differential extension of a universe of discourse [A], the initial alphabet A must be extended to include a collection of symbols for differential features, or basic changes that are capable of occurring in [A]. Intuitively, these symbols may be construed as denoting primitive features of change, qualitative attributes of motion, or propositions about how things or points in [A] may change or move with respect to the features that are noted in the initial alphabet.

Hence, let us define the corresponding differential alphabet or tangent alphabet as dA = {da1, …, dan}, in principle just an arbitrary alphabet of symbols, disjoint from the initial alphabet A = {a1, …, an}, that is intended to be interpreted in the way just indicated. It only remains to be understood that the precise interpretation of the symbols in dA is often conceived to be changeable from point to point of the underlying space A. (For all we know, the state space A might well be the state space of a language interpreter, one that is concerned, among other things, with the idiomatic meanings of the dialect generated by A and dA.)

In the above terms, a typical tangent space of A at a point x, frequently denoted as Tx(A), can be characterized as having the generic construction dA = 〈dA〉 = 〈da1, …, dan〉. Strictly speaking, the name cotangent space is probably more correct for this construction, but the fact that we take up spaces and their duals in pairs to form our universes of discourse allows our language to be pliable here.

Proceeding as we did before with the base space A, we can analyze the individual tangent space at a point of A as a product of distinct and independent factors:

dA = ∏i dAi = dA1 × … × dAn.

Here, dAi is an alphabet of two symbols, dAi = {(dai), dai}, where (dai) is a symbol with the logical value of "not dai". Each component dAi has the type B, under the correspondence {(dai), dai} $$\cong$$ {0, 1}. However, clarity is often served by acknowledging this differential usage with a superficially distinct type D, whose intension may be indicated as follows:

D = {(dai), dai} = {same, different} = {stay, change} = {stop, step}.

Viewed within a coordinate representation, spaces of type Bn and Dn may appear to be identical sets of binary vectors, but taking a view at this level of abstraction would be like ignoring the qualitative units and the diverse dimensions that distinguish position and momentum, or the different roles of quantity and impulse.

### An Interlude on the Path

 There would have been no beginnings: instead, speech would proceed from me, while I stood in its path – a slender gap – the point of its possible disappearance. — Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language, [Fou, 215]

It may help to get a sense of the relation between B and D by considering the path classifier (or equivalence class of curves) approach to tangent vectors. As if by reflex, the thought of physical motion makes us cross over to a universe marked by the nominal character [X]. Given the boolean value system, a path in the space X = 〈X〉 is a map q : BX. In this case, the set of paths (BX) is isomorphic to the cartesian square X2 = X × X, or the set of ordered pairs from X.

We may analyze X2 = {‹u, v› : u, vX} into two parts, specifically, the pairs that lie on and off the diagonal:

X2 = {‹u, v› : u = v} ∪ {‹u, v› : uv}

In symbolic terms, this partition may be expressed as:

X2 $$\cong$$ Diag(X) + 2 * Comb(X, 2),

where:

Diag(X) = {‹x, x› : xX},

and where:

Comb(X, k) = "X choose k" = {k-sets from X},

so that:

Comb(X, 2) = {{u, v} : u, vX}.

We can now use the features in dX = {dxi} = {dx1, …, dxn} to classify the paths of (BX) by way of the pairs in X2. If X $$\cong$$ Bn then a path in X has the form q : (BBn) $$\cong$$ Bn × Bn $$\cong$$ B2n $$\cong$$ (B2)n. Intuitively, we want to map this (B2)n onto Dn by mapping each component B2 onto a copy of D. But in our current situation "D" is just a name we give, or an accidental quality we attribute, to coefficient values in B when they are attached to features in dX.

Therefore, define dxi : X2B such that:

 dxi(‹u, v›) = ( xi(u) , xi(v) ) = xi(u) + xi(v) = xi(v) – xi(u).

In the above transcription, the operator bracket of the form "( … , … )" is a cactus lobe, signifying just one false, in this case among two boolean variables, while "+" is boolean addition in the proper sense of addition in GF(2), and is thus equivalent to "–", in the sense of adding the additive inverse.

The above definition is equivalent to defining dxi : (B → X) → B such that:

 dxi(q) = ( xi(q0) , xi(q1) ) = xi(q0) + xi(q1) = xi(q1) – xi(q0),

where qb = q(b), for each b in B. Thus, the proposition dxi is true of the path q = ‹uv› exactly if the terms of q, the endpoints u and v, lie on different sides of the question xi.

Now we can use the language of features in 〈dX〉, indeed the whole calculus of propositions in [dX], to classify paths and sets of paths. In other words, the paths can be taken as models of the propositions g : dX → B. For example, the paths corresponding to Diag(X) fall under the description (dx1)(dxn), which says that nothing changes among the set of features {x1, …, xn}.

Finally, a few words of explanation may be in order. If this concept of a path appears to be described in a roundabout fashion, it is because I am trying to avoid using any assumption of vector space properties for the space X which contains its range. In many ways the treatment is still unsatisfactory, but improvements will have to wait for the introduction of substitution operators acting on singular propositions.

### The Extended Universe of Discourse

 At the moment of speaking, I would like to have perceived a nameless voice, long preceding me, leaving me merely to enmesh myself in it, taking up its cadence, and to lodge myself, when no one was looking, in its interstices as if it had paused an instant, in suspense, to beckon to me. — Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language, [Fou, 215]

Next, we define the so-called extended alphabet or bundled alphabet EA as:

EA = A ∪ dA = {a1, …, an, da1, …, dan}

This supplies enough material to construct the differential extension EA, or the tangent bundle over the initial space A, in the following fashion:

 EA = A × dA = 〈EA〉 = 〈A ∪ dA〉 = 〈a1, …, an, da1, …, dan〉,

thus giving EA the type Bn × Dn.

Finally, the tangent universe EA • = [EA] is constituted from the totality of points and maps, or interpretations and propositions, that are based on the extended set of features EA:

EA • = [EA] = [a1, …, an, da1, …, dan],

thus giving the tangent universe EA • the type (Bn × Dn +→ B) = (Bn × Dn, (Bn × DnB)).

A proposition in the tangent universe [EA] is called a differential proposition and forms the analogue of a system of differential equations, constraints, or relations in ordinary calculus.

With these constructions, to be specific, the differential extension EA and the differential proposition h : EA → B, we have arrived, in concept at least, at one of the major subgoals of this study. At this juncture, I pause by way of summary to set another Table with the current crop of mathematical produce (Table 8).

Table 8. Notation for the Differential Extension of Propositional Calculus
Symbol Notation Description Type
dA {da1, …, dan}

Alphabet of
differential
features

[n] = n
dAi {(dai), dai}

Differential
dimension i

D
dA

〈dA
〈da1, …, dan
{‹da1, …, dan›}
dA1 × … × dAn
i dAi

Tangent space
at a point:
Set of changes,
motions, steps,
tangent vectors
at a point

Dn
dA* (hom : dAB)

Linear functions
on dA

(Dn)* = Dn
dA^ (dAB)

Boolean functions
on dA

DnB
dA

[dA]
(dA, dA^)
(dA +→ B)
(dA, (dAB))
[da1, …, dan]

Tangent universe
at a point of A,
based on the
tangent features
{da1, …, dan}

(Dn, (DnB))
(Dn +→ B)
[Dn]

The adjectives differential or tangent are systematically attached to every construct based on the differential alphabet dA, taken by itself. Strictly speaking, we probably ought to call dA the set of cotangent features derived from A, but the only time this distinction really seems to matter is when we need to distinguish the tangent vectors as maps of type (Bn → B) → B from cotangent vectors as elements of type Dn. In like fashion, having defined EA = A ∪ dA, we can systematically attach the adjective extended or the substantive bundle to all of the constructs associated with this full complement of 2n features.

Eventually we may want to extend our basic alphabet even further, to allow for discussion of higher order differential expressions. For those who want to run ahead, and would like to play through, I submit the following gamut of notation (Table 9).

Table 9. Higher Order Differential Features
 A = d0A = {a1, …, an} dA = d1A = {da1, …, dan} dkA = {dka1, …, dkan} d*A = {d0A, …, dkA, …}
 E0A = d0A E1A = d0A ∪ d1A EkA = d0A ∪ … ∪ dkA E∞A = ∪ d*A

### Intentional Propositions

 Do you guess I have some intricate purpose? Well I have . . . . for the April rain has, and the mica on      the side of a rock has. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 45]

In order to analyze the behavior of a system at successive moments in time, while staying within the limitations of propositional logic, it is necessary to create independent alphabets of logical features for each moment of time that we contemplate using in our discussion. These moments have reference to typical instances and relative intervals, not actual or absolute times. For example, to discuss velocities (first order rates of change) we need to consider points of time in pairs. There are a number of natural ways of doing this. Given an initial alphabet, we could use its symbols as a lexical basis to generate successive alphabets of compound symbols, say, with temporal markers appended as suffixes.

As a standard way of dealing with these situations, I produce the following scheme of notation, which extends any alphabet of logical features through as many temporal moments as a particular order of analysis may demand. The lexical operators pk and Qk are convenient in many contexts where the accumulation of prime symbols and union symbols would otherwise be cumbersome.

Table 10. A Realm of Intentional Features
 p0A = A = {a1 , …, an } p1A = A′ = {a1′, …, an′} p2A = A″ = {a1″, …, an″} ... ... pkA = {pka1, …, pkan}
 Q0A = A Q1A = A ∪ A′ Q2A = A ∪ A′ ∪ A″ ... ... QkA = A ∪ A′ ∪ … ∪ pkA

The resulting augmentations of our logical basis found a series of discursive universes that may be called the intentional extension of propositional calculus. The pattern of this extension is analogous to that of the differential extension, which was developed in terms of the operators dk and Ek, and there is an obvious and natural relation between these two extensions that falls within our purview to explore. In contexts displaying this regular pattern, where a series of domains stretches up from an anchoring domain X through an indefinite number of higher reaches, I refer to a particular collection of domains based on X as a realm of X, and when the succession exhibits a temporal aspect, as a reign of X.

For the purposes of this discussion, let us define an intentional proposition as a proposition in the universe of discourse QX • = [QX], in other words, a map q : QX → B. The sense of this definition may be seen if we consider the following facts. First, the equivalence QX = X × X′ motivates the following chain of isomorphisms between spaces:

 (QX → B) $$\cong$$ (X × X′ → B) $$\cong$$ (X → (X′ → B)) $$\cong$$ (X′ → (X → B)).

Viewed in this light, an intentional proposition q may be rephrased as a map q : X × X′ → B, which judges the juxtaposition of states in X from one moment to the next. Alternatively, q may be parsed in two stages in two different ways, as q : X → (X′ → B) and as q : X′ → (X → B), which associate to each point of X or X′ a proposition about states in X′ or X, respectively. In this way, an intentional proposition embodies a type of value system, in effect, a proposal that places a value on a collection of ends-in-view, or a project that evaluates a set of goals as regarded from each point of view in the state space of a system.

In sum, the intentional proposition q indicates a method for the systematic selection of local goals. As a general form of description, we may refer to a map of the type q : QiX → B as an "ith order intentional proposition". Naturally, when we speak of intentional propositions without qualification, we usually mean first order intentions.

Many different realms of discourse have the same structure as the extensions that have been indicated here. From a strictly logical point of view, each new layer of terms is composed of independent logical variables that are no different in kind from those that go before, and each further course of logical atoms is treated like so many individual, but otherwise indifferent bricks by the prototype computer program that I use as a propositional interpreter. Thus, the names that I use to single out the differential and the intentional extensions, and the lexical paradigms that I follow to construct them, are meant to suggest the interpretations that I have in mind, but they can only hint at the extra meanings that human communicators may pack into their terms and inflections.

As applied here, the word intentional is drawn from common use and may have little bearing on its technical use in other, more properly philosophical, contexts. I am merely using the complex of intentional concepts - aims, ends, goals, objectives, purposes, and so on - metaphorically to flesh out and vividly to represent any situation where one needs to contemplate a system in multiple aspects of state and destination, that is, its being in certain states and at the same time acting as if headed through certain states. If confusion arises, more neutral words like conative, contingent, discretionary, experimental, kinetic, progressive, tentative, or trial would probably serve as well.

### Life on Easy Street

 Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop some where waiting for you — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 88]

The finite character of the extended universe [EA] makes the problem of solving differential propositions relatively straightforward, at least, in principle. The solution set of the differential proposition q : EA → B is the set of models q–1(1) in EA. Finding all of the models of q, the extended interpretations in EA that satisfy q, can be carried out by a finite search. Being in possession of complete algorithms for propositional calculus theorem proving makes the analytic task fairly simple in principle, though the question of efficiency in the face of arbitrary complexity may always remain another matter entirely. While the fact that propositional satisfiability is NP-complete may be discouraging for the prospects of a single efficient algorithm that covers the whole space of [EA] with equal facility, there appears to be much room for improvement in classifying special forms and in developing algorithms that are tailored to their practical processing.

In view of these constraints and contingencies, my focus shifts to the tasks of approximation and interpretation that support intuition, especially in dealing with the natural kinds of differential propositions that arise in applications, and in the effort to understand, in succinct and adaptive forms, their dynamic implications. In the absence of direct insights, these tasks are partially carried out by forging analogies with the familiar situations and customary routines of ordinary calculus. But the indirect approach, going by way of specious analogy and intuitive habit, forces us to remain on guard against the circumstance that occurs when the word forging takes on its shadier nuance, indicting the constant risk of a counterfeit in the proportion.

## Back to the Beginning : Exemplary Universes

 I would have preferred to be enveloped in words, borne way beyond all possible beginnings. — Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language, [Fou, 215]

To anchor our understanding of differential logic, let us look at how the various concepts apply in the simplest possible concrete cases, where the initial dimension is only 1 or 2. In spite of the obvious simplicity of these cases, it is possible to observe how central difficulties of the subject begin to arise already at this stage.

### A One-Dimensional Universe

 There was never any more inception than there is now, Nor any more youth or age than there is now; And will never be any more perfection than there is now, Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 28]

Let X = {x1} = {A} be an alphabet that represents one boolean variable or a single logical feature. In this example I am using the capital letter "A" in a more usual informal way, to name a feature and not a space, at variance with my formerly stated formal conventions. At any rate, the basis element A = x1 may be interpreted as a simple proposition or a coordinate projection A = x1 : B1 ¸> B. The space X = 〈A 〉 = {(A), A} of points (cells, vectors, interpretations) has cardinality 2n = 21 = 2 and is isomorphic to B = {0, 1}. Moreover, X may be identified with the set of singular propositions {x : B ××> B}. The space of linear propositions X* = {hom : B +> B} = {0, A} is algebraically dual to X and also has cardinality 2. Here, "0" is interpreted as denoting the constant function 0 : BB, amounting to the linear proposition of rank 0, while A is the linear proposition of rank 1. Last but not least we have the positive propositions {pos : B ¥> B} = {A, 1}, of rank 1 and 0, respectively, where "1" is understood as denoting the constant function 1 : BB. In sum, there are $$2^{2^n} = 2^{2^1} = 4$$ propositions altogether in the universe of discourse, comprising the set X^ = {f : XB} = {0, (A), A, 1} $$\cong$$ (BB).

The first order differential extension of X is EX = {x1, dx1} = {A, dA}. If the feature "A" is understood as applying to some object or state, then the feature "dA" may be interpreted as an attribute of the same object or state that says that it is changing significantly with respect to the property A, or that it has an escape velocity with respect to the state A. In practice, differential features acquire their logical meaning through a class of temporal inference rules.

For example, relative to a frame of observation that is left implicit for now, one is permitted to make the following sorts of inference: From the fact that A and dA are true at a given moment one may infer that (A) will be true in the next moment of observation. Altogether in the present instance, there is the fourfold scheme of inference that is shown below:

 From (A) and (dA) infer (A) next. From (A) and dA infer A next. From A and (dA) infer A next. From A and dA infer (A) next.

It might be thought that we need to bring in an independent time variable at this point, but an insight of fundamental importance appears to be that the idea of process is more basic than the notion of time. A time variable is actually a reference to a clock, that is, a canonical or a convenient process that is established or accepted as a standard of measurement, but in essence no different than any other process. This raises the question of how different subsystems in a more global process can be brought into comparison, and what it means for one process to serve the function of a local standard for others. But these inquiries only wrap up puzzles in further riddles, and are obviously too involved to be handled at our current level of approximation.

 The clock indicates the moment . . . . but what does      eternity indicate? — Walt Whitman, 'Leaves of Grass', [Whi, 79]

Observe that the secular inference rules, used by themselves, involve a loss of information, since nothing in them can tell us whether the momenta {(dA), dA} are preserved or changed in the next instance. In order to know this, we would have to determine d2A, and so on, pursuing an infinite regress. Ultimately, in order to rest with a finitely determinate system, it is necessary to make an infinite assumption, for example, that dkA = 0 for all k greater than some fixed value M. Another way to escape the regress is through the provision of a dynamic law, in typical form making higher order differentials dependent on lower degrees and estates.

### Example 1. A Square Rigging

 Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 28]

By way of example, suppose that we are given the initial condition A = dA and the law d2A = (A). Then, since "A = dA" ⇔ "A dA or (A)(dA)", we may infer two possible trajectories, as displayed in Table 11. In either of these cases, the state A(dA)(d2A) is a stable attractor or a terminal condition for both starting points.

Table 11. A Pair of Commodious Trajectories
Time Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2
 0 1 2 3 4
 A dA (d2A) (A) dA d2A A (dA) (d2A) A (dA) (d2A) " " "
 (A) (dA) d2A (A) dA d2A A (dA) (d2A) A (dA) (d2A) " " "

Because the initial space X = 〈A〉 is one-dimensional, we can easily fit the second order extension E2X = 〈A, dA, d2A〉 within the compass of a single venn diagram, charting the couple of converging trajectories as shown in Figure 12.

Figure 12. The Anchor

If we eliminate from view the regions of E2X that are ruled out by the dynamic law d2A = (A), then what remains is the quotient structure that is shown in Figure 13. This picture makes it easy to see that the dynamically allowable portion of the universe is partitioned between the properties A and d2A. As it happens, this fact might have been expressed "right off the bat" by an equivalent formulation of the differential law, one that uses the exclusive disjunction to state the law as (A, d2A).

Figure 13. The Tiller

What we have achieved in this example is to give a differential description of a simple dynamic process. In effect, we did this by embedding a directed graph, which can be taken to represent the state transitions of a finite automaton, in a dynamically allotted quotient structure that is created from a boolean lattice or an n-cube by nullifying all of the regions that the dynamics outlaws. With growth in the dimensions of our contemplated universes, it becomes essential, both for human comprehension and for computer implementation, that the dynamic structures of interest to us be represented not actually, by acquaintance, but virtually, by description. In our present study, we are using the language of propositional calculus to express the relevant descriptions, and to comprehend the structure that is implicit in the subsets of a n-cube without necessarily being forced to actualize all of its points.

One of the reasons for engaging in this kind of extremely reduced, but explicitly controlled case study is to throw light on the general study of languages, formal and natural, in their full array of syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects. Propositional calculus is one of the last points of departure where we can view these three aspects interacting in a non-trivial way without being immediately and totally overwhelmed by the complexity they generate. Often this complexity causes investigators of formal and natural languages to adopt the strategy of focusing on a single aspect and to abandon all hope of understanding the whole, whether it's the still living natural language or the dynamics of inquiry that lies crystallized in formal logic.

From the perspective that I find most useful here, a language is a syntactic system that is designed or evolved in part to express a set of descriptions. When the explicit symbols of a language have extensions in its object world that are actually infinite, or when the implicit categories and generative devices of a linguistic theory have extensions in its subject matter that are potentially infinite, then the finite characters of terms, statements, arguments, grammars, logics, and rhetorics force an excess of intension to reside in all these symbols and functions, across the spectrum from the object language to the metalinguistic uses. In the aphorism from W. von Humboldt that Chomsky often cites, for example, in [Cho86, 30] and [Cho93, 49], language requires "the infinite use of finite means". This is necessarily true when the extensions are infinite, when the referential symbols and grammatical categories of a language possess infinite sets of models and instances. But it also voices a practical truth when the extensions, though finite at every stage, tend to grow at exponential rates.

This consequence of dealing with extensions that are "practically infinite" becomes crucial when one tries to build neural network systems that learn, since the learning competence of any intelligent system is limited to the objects and domains that it is able to represent. If we want to design systems that operate intelligently with the full deck of propositions dealt by intact universes of discourse, then we must supply them with succinct representations and efficient transformations in this domain. Furthermore, in the project of constructing inquiry driven systems, we find ourselves forced to contemplate the level of generality that is embodied in propositions, because the dynamic evolution of these systems is driven by the measurable discrepancies that occur among their expectations, intentions, and observations, and because each of these subsystems or components of knowledge constitutes a propositional modality that can take on the fully generic character of an empirical summary or an axiomatic theory.

A compression scheme by any other name is a symbolic representation, and this is what the differential extension of propositional calculus, through all of its many universes of discourse, is intended to supply. Why is this particular program of mental calisthenics worth carrying out in general? By providing a uniform logical medium for describing dynamic systems we can make the task of understanding complex systems much easier, both in looking for invariant representations of individual cases and in finding points of comparison among diverse structures that would otherwise appear as isolated systems. All of this goes to facilitate the search for compact knowledge and to adapt what is learned from individual cases to the general realm.

### Back to the Feature

 I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful      green stuff woven. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 31]

Let us assume that the sense intended for differential features is well enough established in the intuition, for now, that I may continue with outlining the structure of the differential extension [EX] = [A, dA]. Over the extended alphabet EX = {x1, dx1} = {A, dA}, of cardinality 2n = 2, we generate the set of points, EX, of cardinality 22n = 4, that bears the following chain of equivalent descriptions:

 EX = 〈A, dA〉 = {(A), A} × {(dA), dA} = {(A)(dA), (A) dA, A (dA), A dA}.

The space EX may be assigned the mnemonic type B × D, which is really no different than B × B = B2. An individual element of EX may be regarded as a disposition at a point or a situated direction, in effect, a singular mode of change occurring at a single point in the universe of discourse. In applications, the modality of this change can be interpreted in various ways, for example, as an expectation, an intention, or an observation with respect to the behavior of a system.

To complete the construction of the extended universe of discourse EX • = [x1, dx1] = [A, dA], one must add the set of differential propositions EX^ = {g : EX → B} $$\cong$$ (B × D → B) to the set of dispositions in EX. There are $$2^{2^{2n}}$$ = 16 propositions in EX^, as detailed in Table 14.

Table 14. Differential Propositions
A : 1 1 0 0
dA : 1 0 1 0
f0 g0 0 0 0 0 ( ) False 0
 g1 g2 g4 g8
 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
 (A)(dA) (A) dA A (dA) A dA
 Neither A nor dA Not A but dA A but not dA A and dA
 ¬A ∧ ¬dA ¬A ∧ dA A ∧ ¬dA A ∧ dA
 f1 f2
 g3 g12
 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
 (A) A
 Not A A
 ¬A A
 g6 g9
 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
 (A, dA) ((A, dA))
 A not equal to dA A equal to dA
 A ≠ dA A = dA
 g5 g10
 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0
 (dA) dA
 Not dA dA
 ¬dA dA
 g7 g11 g13 g14
 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
 (A dA) (A (dA)) ((A) dA) ((A)(dA))
 Not both A and dA Not A without dA Not dA without A A or dA
 ¬A ∨ ¬dA A → dA A ← dA A ∨ dA
f3 g15 1 1 1 1 (( )) True 1

Aside from changing the names of variables and shuffling the order of rows, this Table follows the format that was used previously for boolean functions of two variables. The rows are grouped to reflect natural similarity classes among the propositions. In a future discussion, these classes will be given additional explanation and motivation as the orbits of a certain transformation group acting on the set of 16 propositions. Notice that four of the propositions, in their logical expressions, resemble those given in the table for X^. Thus the first set of propositions {fi} is automatically embedded in the present set {gj}, and the corresponding inclusions are indicated at the far left margin of the table.

### Tacit Extensions

 I would really like to have slipped imperceptibly into this lecture, as into all the others I shall be delivering, perhaps over the years ahead. — Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language, [Fou, 215]

Strictly speaking, however, there is a subtle distinction in type between the function fi : X → B and the corresponding function gj : EX → B, even though they share the same logical expression. Being human, we insist on preserving all the aesthetic delights afforded by the abstractly unified form of the "cake" while giving up none of the diverse contents that its substantive consummation can provide. In short, we want to maintain the logical equivalence of expressions that represent the same proposition, while appreciating the full diversity of that proposition's functional and typical representatives. Both perspectives, and all the levels of abstraction extending through them, have their reasons, as will develop in time.

Because this special circumstance points up an important general theme, it is a good idea to discuss it more carefully. Whenever there arises a situation like this, where one alphabet X is a subset of another alphabet Y, then we say that any proposition f : 〈X〉 → B has a tacit extension to a proposition $$\epsilon$$f : 〈Y〉 → B, and that the space (〈X〉 → B) has an automatic embedding within the space (〈Y〉 → B). The extension is defined in such a way that $$\epsilon$$f puts the same constraint on the variables of X that are contained in Y as the proposition f initially did, while it puts no constraint on the variables of Y outside of X, in effect, conjoining the two constraints.

If the variables in question are indexed as X = {x1, …, xn} and Y = {x1, …, xn, …, xn+k}, then the definition of the tacit extension from X to Y may be expressed in the form of an equation:

$\epsilon$f(x1, …, xn, …, xn+k) = f(x1, …, xn).

On formal occasions, such as the present context of definition, the tacit extension from X to Y is explicitly symbolized by the operator $$\epsilon$$ : (〈X〉 → B) → (〈Y〉 → B), where the appropriate alphabets X and Y are understood from context, but normally one may leave the "$$\epsilon$$" silent.

Let's explore what this means for the present Example. Here, X = {A} and Y = EX = {A, dA}. For each of the propositions fi over X, specifically, those whose expression ei lies in the collection {0, (A), A, 1}, the tacit extension $$\epsilon$$f of f to EX can be phrased as a logical conjunction of two factors, fi = ei · $$\tau$$ , where $$\tau$$ is a logical tautology that uses all the variables of Y – X. Working in these terms, the tacit extensions $$\epsilon$$f of f to EX may be explicated as shown in Table 15.

Table 15. Tacit Extension of [A] to [A, dA]
 0 = 0 · ((dA), dA) = 0 (A) = (A) · ((dA), dA) = (A)(dA) + (A) dA A = A · ((dA), dA) = A (dA) +  A  dA 1 = 1 · ((dA), dA) = 1

In its effect on the singular propositions over X, this analysis has an interesting interpretation. The tacit extension takes us from thinking about a particular state, like A or (A), to considering the collection of outcomes, the outgoing changes or the singular dispositions, that spring from that state.

### Example 2. Drives and Their Vicissitudes

 I open my scuttle at night and see the far-sprinkled systems, And all I see, multiplied as high as I can cipher, edge but      the rim of the farther systems. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 81]

Before we leave the one-feature case let's look at a more substantial example, one that illustrates a general class of curves that can be charted through the extended feature spaces and that provides an opportunity to discuss a number of important themes concerning their structure and dynamics.

Again, let X = {x1} = {A}. In the discussion that follows I will consider a class of trajectories having the property that dkA = 0 for all k greater than some fixed m, and I indulge in the use of some picturesque terms that describe salient classes of such curves. Given the finite order condition, there is a highest order non-zero difference dmA exhibited at each point in the course of any determinate trajectory that one may wish to consider. With respect to any point of the corresponding orbit or curve let us call this highest order differential feature dmA the drive at that point. Curves of constant drive dmA are then referred to as "mth gear curves".

• Scholium. The fact that a difference calculus can be developed for boolean functions is well known [Fuji], [Koh, § 8-4] and was probably familiar to Boole, who was an expert in difference equations before he turned to logic. And of course there is the strange but true story of how the Turin machines of the 1840's prefigured the Turing machines of the 1940's [Men, 225-297]. At the very outset of general purpose, mechanized computing we find that the motive power driving the Analytical Engine of Babbage, the kernel of an idea behind all of his wheels, was exactly his notion that difference operations, suitably trained, can serve as universal joints for any conceivable computation [M&M], [Mel, ch. 4].

Given this language, the particular Example that I take up here can be described as the family of 4th gear curves through E4X = 〈A, dA, d2A, d3A, d4A〉. These are the trajectories generated subject to the dynamic law d4A = 1, where it is understood in such a statement that all higher order differences are equal to 0. Since d4A and all higher dkA are fixed, the temporal or transitional conditions (initial, mediate, terminal - transient or stable states) vary only with respect to their projections as points of E3X = 〈A, dA, d2A, d3A〉. Thus, there is just enough space in a planar venn diagram to plot all of these orbits and to show how they partition the points of E3X. It turns out that there are exactly two possible orbits, of eight points each, as illustrated in Figure 16.

Figure 16. A Couple of Fourth Gear Orbits

With a little thought it is possible to devise an indexing scheme for the general run of dynamic states that allows for comparing universes of discourse that weigh in on different scales of observation. With this end in sight, let us index the states q in EmX with the dyadic rationals (or the binary fractions) in the half-open interval [0, 2). Formally and canonically, a state qr is indexed by a fraction r = s/t whose denominator is the power of two t = 2m and whose numerator is a binary numeral that is formed from the coefficients of state in a manner to be described next. The differential coefficients of the state q are just the values dkA(q), for k = 0 to m, where d0A is defined as being identical to A. To form the binary index d0.d1…dm of the state q the coefficient dkA(q) is read off as the binary digit dk associated with the place value 2k. Expressed by way of algebraic formulas, the rational index r of the state q can be given by the following equivalent formulations:

 $$r(q)\!$$ $$=$$ $$\sum_k d_k \cdot 2^{-k}$$ $$=$$ $$\sum_k \mbox{d}^k A(q) \cdot 2^{-k}$$ $$=$$ $$\frac{s(q)}{t}$$ $$=$$ $$\frac{\sum_k d_k \cdot 2^{(m-k)}}{2^m}$$ $$=$$ $$\frac{\sum_k \mbox{d}^k A(q) \cdot 2^{(m-k)}}{2^m}$$

Applied to the example of fourth gear curves, this scheme results in the data of Tables 17-a and 17-b, which exhibit one period for each orbit. The states in each orbit are listed as ordered pairs ‹piqj›, where pi may be read as a temporal parameter that indicates the present time of the state, and where j is the decimal equivalent of the binary numeral s. Informally and more casually, the Tables exhibit the states qs as subscripted with the numerators of their rational indices, taking for granted the constant denominators of 2m = 24 = 16. Within this set-up, the temporal successions of states can be reckoned as given by a kind of parallel round-up rule. That is, if ‹dkdk+1› is any pair of adjacent digits in the state index r, then the value of dk in the next state is dk′ = dk + dk+1.

Table 17-a. A Couple of Orbits in Fourth Gear: Orbit 1
Time State A dA
pi qj d0A d1A d2A d3A d4A
 p0 p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 p7
 q01 q03 q05 q15 q17 q19 q21 q31
 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

Table 17-b. A Couple of Orbits in Fourth Gear: Orbit 2
Time State A dA
pi qj d0A d1A d2A d3A d4A
 p0 p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 p7
 q25 q11 q29 q07 q09 q27 q13 q23
 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1

## Transformations of Discourse

 It is understandable that an engineer should be completely absorbed in his speciality, instead of pouring himself out into the freedom and vastness of the world of thought, even though his machines are being sent off to the ends of the earth; for he no more needs to be capable of applying to his own personal soul what is daring and new in the soul of his subject than a machine is in fact capable of applying to itself the differential calculus on which it is based. The same thing cannot, however, be said about mathematics; for here we have the new method of thought, pure intellect, the very well-spring of the times, the fons et origo of an unfathomable transformation. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 39]

In this section we take up the general study of logical transformations, or maps that relate one universe of discourse to another. In many ways, and especially as applied to the subject of intelligent dynamic systems, my argument develops the antithesis of the statement just quoted. Along the way, if incidental to my ends, I hope this essay can pose a fittingly irenic epitaph to the frankly ironic epigraph inscribed at its head.

My goal in this section is to answer a single question: What is a propositional tangent functor? In other words, my aim is to develop a clear conception of what manner of thing would pass in the logical realm for a genuine analogue of the tangent functor, an object conceived to generalize as far as possible in the abstract terms of category theory the ordinary notions of functional differentiation and the all too familiar operations of taking derivatives.

As a first step I discuss the kinds of transformations that we already know as extensions and projections, and I use these special cases to illustrate several different styles of logical and visual representation that will figure heavily in the sequel.

### Foreshadowing Transformations : Extensions and Projections of Discourse

 And, despite the care which she took to look behind her at every moment, she failed to see a shadow which followed her like her own shadow, which stopped when she stopped, which started again when she did, and which made no more noise than a well-conducted shadow should. — Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera, [Ler, 126]

Many times in our discussion we have occasion to place one universe of discourse in the context of a larger universe of discourse. An embedding of the general type [X] → [Y] is implied any time that we make use of one alphabet X that happens to be included in another alphabet Y. When we are discussing differential issues we usually have in mind that the extended alphabet Y has a special construction or a specific lexical relation with respect to the initial alphabet X, one that is marked by characteristic types of accents, indices, or inflected forms.

#### Extension from 1 to 2 Dimensions

Figure 18-a lays out the angular form of venn diagram for universes of 1 and 2 dimensions, indicating the embedding map of type B1 → B2 and detailing the coordinates that are associated with individual cells. Because all points, cells, or logical interpretations are represented as connected geometric areas, we can say that these pictures provide us with an areal view of each universe of discourse.

Figure 18-a. Extension from 1 to 2 Dimensions: Areal

Figure 18-b shows the differential extension from X • = [x] to EX • = [x, dx] in a bundle of boxes form of venn diagram. As awkward as it may seem at first, this type of picture is often the most natural and the most easily available representation when we want to conceptualize the localized information or momentary knowledge of an intelligent dynamic system. It gives a ready picture of a proposition at a point, in the present instance, of a proposition about changing states which is itself associated with a particular dynamic state of a system. It is easy to see how this application might be extended to conceive of more general types of instantaneous knowledge that are possessed by a system.

Figure 18-b. Extension from 1 to 2 Dimensions: Bundle

Figure 18-c shows the same extension in a compact style of venn diagram, where the differential features at each position are represented by arrows extending from that position that cross or do not cross, as the case may be, the corresponding feature boundaries.

Figure 18-c. Extension from 1 to 2 Dimensions: Compact

Figure 18-d compresses the picture of the differential extension even further, yielding a directed graph or digraph form of representation. (Notice that my definition of a digraph allows for loops or slings at individual points, in addition to arcs or arrows between the points.)

Figure 18-d. Extension from 1 to 2 Dimensions: Digraph

#### Extension from 2 to 4 Dimensions

Figure 19-a lays out the areal view or the angular form of venn diagram for universes of 2 and 4 dimensions, indicating the embedding map of type B2 → B4. In many ways these pictures are the best kind there is, giving full canvass to an ideal vista. Their style allows the clearest, the fairest, and the plainest view that we can form of a universe of discourse, affording equal representation to all dispositions and maintaining a balance with respect to ordinary and differential features. If only we could extend this view! Unluckily, an obvious difficulty beclouds this prospect, and that is how precipitately we run into the limits of our plane and visual intuitions. Even within the scope of the spare few dimensions that we have scanned up to this point subtle discrepancies have crept in already. The circumstances that bind us and the frameworks that block us, the flat distortion of the planar projection and the inevitable ineffability that precludes us from wrapping its rhomb figure into rings around a torus, all of these factors disguise the underlying but true connectivity of the universe of discourse.

Figure 19-a. Extension from 2 to 4 Dimensions: Areal

Figure 19-b shows the differential extension from U • = [uv] to EU • = [uv, du, dv] in the bundle of boxes form of venn diagram.

Figure 19-b. Extension from 2 to 4 Dimensions: Bundle

As dimensions increase, this factorization of the extended universe along the lines that are marked out by the bundle picture begins to look more and more like a practical necessity. But whenever we use a propositional model to address a real situation in the context of nature we need to remain aware that this articulation into factors, affecting our description, may be wholly artificial in nature and cleave to nothing, no joint in nature, nor any juncture in time to be in or out of joint.

Figure 19-c illustrates the extension from 2 to 4 dimensions in the compact style of venn diagram. Here, just the changes with respect to the center cell are shown.

Figure 19-c. Extension from 2 to 4 Dimensions: Compact

Figure 19-d gives the digraph form of representation for the differential extension U • → EU •, where the 4 nodes marked "@" are the cells uv, u(v), (u)v, (u)(v), respectively, and where a 2-headed arc counts as two arcs of the differential digraph.

Figure 19-d. Extension from 2 to 4 Dimensions: Digraph

### Thematization of Functions : And a Declaration of Independence for Variables

 And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1.18

In the representation of propositions as functions it is possible to notice different degrees of explicitness in the way their functional character is symbolized. To indicate what I mean by this, the next series of Figures illustrates a set of graphic conventions that will be put to frequent use in the remainder of this discussion, both to mark the relevant distinctions and to help us convert between related expressions at different levels of explicitness in their functionality.

#### Thematization : Venn Diagrams

 The known universe has one complete lover and that is the greatest poet. He consumes an eternal passion and is indifferent which chance happens and which possible contingency of fortune or misfortune and persuades daily and hourly his delicious pay. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 11–12]

Figure 20-i traces the first couple of steps in this order of thematic progression, that will gradually run the gamut through a complete series of degrees of functional explicitness in the expression of logical propositions. The first venn diagram represents a situation where the function is indicated by a shaded figure and a logical expression. At this stage one may be thinking of the proposition only as expressed by a formula in a particular language and its content only as a subset of the universe of discourse, as when one considers the proposition u·v in [uv].

The second venn diagram depicts a situation in which two significant steps have been taken. First, one has taken the trouble to give the proposition u·v a distinctive functional name "J ". Second, one has come to think explicitly about the target domain that contains the functional values of J, as when one writes J : 〈uv〉 → B.

Figure 20-i. Thematization of Conjunction (Stage 1)

In Figure 20-ii the proposition J is viewed explicitly as a transformation from one universe of discourse to another.

Figure 20-ii. Thematization of Conjunction (Stage 2)

o-------------------------------o     o-------------------------------o
|                               |     |                               |
|       o-----o   o-----o       |     |       o-----o   o-----o       |
|      /       \ /       \      |     |      /       \ /       \      |
|     /         o         \     |     |     /         o         \     |
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\                             /       \                             /
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|              \ /              |     |              \ /              |
|         o-----@-----o         |     |         o-----@-----o         |
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|     oo     |     |     oo     |
|     ||     |     |     ||     |
|     | J |     |     |     | x |     |
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|      \/      |     |      \/      |
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o-------------------------------o     o-------------------------------o
J = u v                             x = J<u, v>

Figure 20-ii.  Thematization of Conjunction (Stage 2)


In the first venn diagram the name that is assigned to a composite proposition, function, or region in the source universe is delegated to a simple feature in the target universe. This can result in a single character or term exceeding the responsibilities it can carry off well. Allowing the name of a function J : 〈uv〉 → B to serve as the name of its dependent variable J : B does not mean that one has to confuse a function with any of its values, but it does put one at risk for a number of obvious problems, and we should not be surprised, on numerous and limiting occasions, when quibbling arises from the attempts of a too original syntax to serve these two masters.

The second venn diagram circumvents these difficulties by introducing a new variable name for each basic feature of the target universe, as when one writes J : 〈uv〉 → 〈x〉 and thereby assigns a concrete type 〈x〉 to the abstract codomain B. To make this induction of variables more formal one can append subscripts, as in xJ, to indicate the origin or the derivation of these parvenu characters. However, it is not always convenient to keep inventing new variable names in this way. For use at these times, I introduce a lexical operator "¢", read cents or obelus, that converts a function name into a variable name. For example, one may think of x = xJ = ¢(J) = J ¢ = J ¢ as "the cache variable of J ", "J circumscript", "J made circumstantial", or "J considered as a contingent variable".

In Figure 20-iii we arrive at a stage where the functional equations, J = u·v and x = u·v, are regarded as propositions in their own right, reigning in and ruling over 3-feature universes of discourse, [uvJ] and [uvx], respectively. Subject to the cautions already noted, the function name "J " can be reinterpreted as the name of a feature J ¢, and the equation J = u·v can be read as the logical equivalence ((Ju v)). To give it a generic name let us call this newly expressed, collateral proposition the thematization or the thematic extension of the original proposition J.

Figure 20-iii. Thematization of Conjunction (Stage 3)

The first venn diagram represents the thematization of the conjunction J with shading in the appropriate regions of the universe [uvJ]. Also, it illustrates a quick way of constructing a thematic extension. First, draw a line, in practice or the imagination, that bisects every cell of the original universe, placing half of each cell under the aegis of the thematized proposition and the other half under its antithesis. Next, on the scene where the theme applies leave the shade wherever it lies, and off the stage, where it plays otherwise, stagger the pattern in a harlequin guise.

In the final venn diagram of this sequence the thematic progression comes full circle and completes one round of its development. The ambiguities that were occasioned by the changing role of the name "J " are resolved by introducing a new variable name "x " to take the place of J ¢, and the region that represents this fresh featured x is circumscribed in a more conventional symmetry of form and placement. Just as we once gave the name "J " to the proposition u·v, we now give the name "ι" to its thematization ((xu v)). Already, again, at this culminating stage of reflection, we begin to think of the newly named proposition as a distinctive individual, a particular function ι : 〈uvx〉 → B.

From now on, the terms thematic extension and thematization will be used to describe both the process and degree of explication that progresses through this series of pictures, both the operation of increasingly explicit symbolization and the dimension of variation that is swept out by it. To speak of this change in general, that takes us in our current example from J to ι, I introduce a class of operators symbolized by the Greek letter θ, writing ι = θJ in the present instance. The operator θ, in the present situation bearing the type θ : [uv] →> [uvx], provides us with a convenient way of recapitulating and summarizing the complete cycle of thematic developments.

Figure 21 shows how the thematic extension operator θ acts on two further examples, the disjunction ((u)(v)) and the equality ((uv)). Referring to the disjunction as fuv› and the equality as guv›, I write the thematic extensions as φ = θf and γ = θg.

Figure 21. Thematization of Disjunction and Equality

#### Thematization : Truth Tables

 That which distorts honest shapes or which creates unearthly beings or places or contingencies is a nuisance and a revolt. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 19]

Tables 22 through 25 outline a method for computing the thematic extensions of propositions in terms of their coordinate values.

A preliminary step, as illustrated in Table 22, is to write out the truth table representations of the propositional forms whose thematic extensions one wants to compute, in the present instance, the functions fuv› = ((u)(v)) and guv› = ((uv)).

Table 22. Disjunction f and Equality g
 u v
 f g
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1

Next, each propositional form is individually represented in the fashion shown in Tables 23-i and 23-ii, using "f " and "g " as function names and creating new variables x and y to hold the associated functional values. This pair of Tables outlines the first stage in the transition from the 2-dimensional universes of f and g to the 3-dimensional universes of θf and θg. The top halves of the Tables replicate the truth table patterns for f and g in the form f : [uv] → [x] and g : [uv] → [y]. The bottom halves of the tables print the negatives of these pictures, as it were, and paste the truth tables for (f) and (g) under the copies for f and g. At this stage, the columns for θf and θg are appended almost as afterthoughts, amounting to indicator functions for the sets of ordered triples that make up the functions f and g.

Tables 23-i and 23-ii. Thematics of Disjunction and Equality (1)
Table 23-i. Disjunction f
 u v f
 x φ
 0 0 → 0 1 → 1 0 → 1 1 →
 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Table 23-ii. Equality g
 u v g
 y γ
 0 0 → 0 1 → 1 0 → 1 1 →
 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

All the data are now in place to give the truth tables for θf and θg. In the remaining steps all we do is to permute the rows and change the roles of x and y from dependent to independent variables. In Tables 24-i and 24-ii the rows are arranged in such a way as to put the 3-tuples ‹uvx› and ‹uvy› in binary numerical order, suitable for viewing as the arguments of the maps θf = φ : [uvx] → B and θg = γ : [uvy] → B. Moreover, the structure of the tables is altered slightly, allowing the now vestigial functions f and g to be passed over without further attention and shifting the heavy vertical bars a notch to the right. In effect, this clinches the fact that the thematic variables x := f ¢ and y := g ¢ are now to be regarded as independent variables.

Tables 24-i and 24-ii. Thematics of Disjunction and Equality (2)
Table 24-i. Disjunction f
 u v f x
 φ
 0 0 → 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 → 1
 1 0 0 1
 1 0 0 1 0 → 1 1 1 0 1 1 → 1
 0 1 0 1
Table 24-ii. Equality g
 u v g y
 γ
 0 0 0 0 0 → 1 0 1 → 0 0 1 1
 0 1 1 0
 1 0 → 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 → 1
 1 0 0 1

An optional reshuffling of the rows brings additional features of the thematic extensions to light. Leaving the columns in place for the sake of comparison, Tables 25-i and 25-ii sort the rows in a different order, in effect treating x and y as the primary variables in their respective 3-tuples. Regarding the thematic extensions in the form φ : [xuv] → B and γ : [yuv] → B makes it easier to see in this tabular setting a property that was graphically obvious in the venn diagrams above. Specifically, when the thematic variable F ¢ is true then θF exhibits the pattern of the original F, and when F ¢ is false then θF exhibits the pattern of its negation (F).

Tables 25-i and 25-ii. Thematics of Disjunction and Equality (3)
Table 25-i. Disjunction f
 u v f x
 φ
 0 0 → 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
 1 0 0 0
 0 0 1 0 1 → 1 1 0 → 1 1 1 → 1
 0 1 1 1
Table 25-ii. Equality g
 u v g y
 γ
 0 0 0 0 1 → 0 1 0 → 0 1 1 0
 0 1 1 0
 0 0 → 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 → 1
 1 0 0 1

Finally, Tables 26-i and 26-ii compare the tacit extensions $$\epsilon$$ : [uv] → [uvx] and $$\epsilon$$ : [uv] → [uvy] with the thematic extensions of the same types, as applied to the propositions f and g, respectively.

Tables 26-i and 26-ii. Tacit Extension and Thematization
Table 26-i. Disjunction f
 u v x
 εf θf
 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1
Table 26-ii. Equality g
 u v y
 εg θg
 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1

Table 27 summarizes the thematic extensions of all propositions on two variables. Column 4 lists the equations of form (( f ¢ , f ¢uv› )) and Column 5 simplifies these equations into the form of algebraic expressions. (As always, "+" refers to exclusive disjunction, and "f " should be read as "fi¢" in the body of the Table.)

Table 27. Thematization of Bivariate Propositions
 u : v :
 1100 1010
 f
 θf
 θf
 f0 f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 f7
 0000 0001 0010 0011 0100 0101 0110 0111
 () (u)(v) (u) v (u) u (v) (v) (u, v) (u  v)
 (( f ,    ()    )) (( f ,  (u)(v)  )) (( f ,  (u) v   )) (( f ,  (u)     )) (( f ,   u (v)  )) (( f ,     (v)  )) (( f ,  (u, v)  )) (( f ,  (u  v)  ))
 f + 1 f + u + v + uv f + v + uv + 1 f + u f + u + uv + 1 f + v f + u + v + 1 f + uv
 f8 f9 f10 f11 f12 f13 f14 f15
 1000 1001 1010 1011 1100 1101 1110 1111
 u  v ((u, v)) v (u (v)) u ((u) v) ((u)(v)) (())
 (( f ,   u  v   )) (( f , ((u, v)) )) (( f ,      v   )) (( f ,  (u (v)) )) (( f ,   u      )) (( f , ((u) v)  )) (( f , ((u)(v)) )) (( f ,   (())   ))
 f + uv + 1 f + u + v f + v + 1 f + u + uv f + u + 1 f + v + uv f + u + v + uv + 1 f

In order to show what all of the thematic extensions from two dimensions to three dimensions look like in terms of coordinates, Tables 28 and 29 present ordinary truth tables for the functions fi : B2 → B and for the corresponding thematizations θfi = φi : B3 → B.

Table 28. Propositions on Two Variables
 u v f00 f01 f02 f03 f04 f05 f06 f07 f08 f09 f10 f11 f12 f13 f14 f15 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Table 29. Thematic Extensions of Bivariate Propositions
 u v f¢ φ00 φ01 φ02 φ03 φ04 φ05 φ06 φ07 φ08 φ09 φ10 φ11 φ12 φ13 φ14 φ15 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

### Propositional Transformations

 If only the word 'artificial' were associated with the idea of art, or expert skill gained through voluntary apprenticeship (instead of suggesting the factitious and unreal), we might say that logical refers to artificial thought. — John Dewey, How We Think, [Dew, 56–57]

In this Subdivision I develop a comprehensive set of concepts for dealing with transformations between universes of discourse. In this most general context the source and the target universes of a transformation are allowed to be distinct, but may also be one and the same. When these concepts are applied to dynamic systems one focuses on the important special cases of transformations that map a universe into itself, and transformations of this shape may be interpreted as the state transitions of a discrete dynamical process, as these take place among the myriad ways that a universe of discourse might change, and by that change turn into itself.

#### Alias and Alibi Transformations

There are customarily two modes of understanding a transformation, at least, when we try to interpret its relevance to something in reality. A transformation always refers to a changing prospect, to say it in a unified but equivocal way, but this can be taken to mean either a subjective change in the interpreting observer's point of view or an objective change in the systematic subject of discussion. In practice these variant uses of the transformation concept are distinguished in the following terms:

1. A perspectival or alias transformation refers to a shift in perspective or a change in language that takes place in the observer's frame of reference.
2. A transitional or alibi transformation refers to a change of position or an alteration of state that occurs in the object system as it falls under study.

(For a recent discussion of the alias vs. alibi issue, as it relates to linear transformations in vector spaces and to other issues of an algebraic nature, see [MaB, 256, 582-4].)

Naturally, when we are concerned with the dynamical properties of a system, the transitional aspect of transformation is the factor that comes to the fore, and this involves us in contemplating all of the ways of changing a universe into itself while remaining under the rule of established dynamical laws. In the prospective application to dynamic systems, and to neural networks viewed in this light, our interest lies chiefly with the transformations of a state space into itself that constitute the state transitions of a discrete dynamic process. Nevertheless, many important properties of these transformations, and some constructions that we need to see most clearly, are independent of the transitional interpretation and are likely to be confounded with irrelevant features if presented first and only in that association.

In addition, and in partial contrast, intelligent systems are exactly that species of dynamic agents that have the capacity to have a point of view, and we cannot do justice to their peculiar properties without examining their ability to form and transform their own frames of reference in exposure to the elements of their own experience. In this setting, the perspectival aspect of transformation is the facet that shines most brightly, perhaps too often leaving us fascinated with mere glimmerings of its actual potential. It needs to be emphasized that nothing of the ordinary sort needs be moved in carrying out a transformation under the alias interpretation, that it may only involve a change in the forms of address, an amendment of the terms which are customed to approach and fashioned to describe the very same things in the very same world. But again, working within a discipline of realistic computation, we know how formidably complex and resource-consuming such transformations of perspective can be to implement in practice, much less to endow in the self-governed form of a nascently intelligent dynamical system.

#### Transformations of General Type

 Es ist passiert, "it just sort of happened", people said there when other people in other places thought heaven knows what had occurred. It was a peculiar phrase, not known in this sense to the Germans and with no equivalent in other languages, the very breath of it transforming facts and the bludgeonings of fate into something light as eiderdown, as thought itself. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 34]

Consider the situation illustrated in Figure 30, where the alphabets U = {uv} and X = {xyz} are used to label basic features in two different logical universes, U • = [uv] and X • = [xyz].

             o-------------------------------------------------------o
| U                                                     |
|                                                       |
|             o-----------o   o-----------o             |
|            /             \ /             \            |
|           /               o               \           |
|          /               / \               \          |
|         /               /   \               \         |
|        o               o     o               o        |
|        |               |     |               |        |
|        |       u       |     |       v       |        |
|        |               |     |               |        |
|        o               o     o               o        |
|         \               \   /               /         |
|          \               \ /               /          |
|           \               o               /           |
|            \             / \             /            |
|             o-----------o   o-----------o             |
|                                                       |
|                                                       |
o---------------------------o---------------------------o
/ \                         / \                         / \
/   \                       /   \                       /   \
/     \                     /     \                     /     \
/       \                   /       \                   /       \
/         \                 /         \                 /         \
/           \               /           \               /           \
/             \             /             \             /             \
/               \           /               \           /               \
/                 \         /                 \         /                 \
/                   \       /                   \       /                   \
/                     \     /                     \     /                     \
/                       \   /                       \   /                       \
o-------------------------o o-------------------------o o-------------------------o
| U                       | | U                       | | U                       |
|      o---o   o---o      | |      o---o   o---o      | |      o---o   o---o      |
|     /     \ /     \     | |     /     \ /     \     | |     /     \ /     \     |
|    /       o       \    | |    /       o       \    | |    /       o       \    |
|   /       / \       \   | |   /       / \       \   | |   /       / \       \   |
|  o       o   o       o  | |  o       o   o       o  | |  o       o   o       o  |
|  |   u   |   |   v   |  | |  |   u   |   |   v   |  | |  |   u   |   |   v   |  |
|  o       o   o       o  | |  o       o   o       o  | |  o       o   o       o  |
|   \       \ /       /   | |   \       \ /       /   | |   \       \ /       /   |
|    \       o       /    | |    \       o       /    | |    \       o       /    |
|     \     / \     /     | |     \     / \     /     | |     \     / \     /     |
|      o---o   o---o      | |      o---o   o---o      | |      o---o   o---o      |
|                         | |                         | |                         |
o-------------------------o o-------------------------o o-------------------------o
\                        |  \                       /  |                        /
\                       |   \                     /   |                       /
\                      |    \                   /    |                      /
\                     |     \                 /     |                     /
\       g            |      \       f       /      |            h       /
\                   |       \             /       |                   /
\                  |        \           /        |                  /
\                 |         \         /         |                 /
\                |          \       /          |                /
\    o----------|-----------\-----/-----------|----------o    /
\   | X        |            \   /            |          |   /
\  |          |             \ /             |          |  /
\ |          |        o-----o-----o        |          | /
\|          |       /             \       |          |/
\          |      /               \      |          /
|\         |     /                 \     |         /|
| \        |    /                   \    |        / |
|  \       |   /                     \   |       /  |
|   \      |  o           x           o  |      /   |
|    \     |  |                       |  |     /    |
|     \    |  |                       |  |    /     |
|      \   |  |                       |  |   /      |
|       \  |  |                       |  |  /       |
|        \ |  |                       |  | /        |
|         \|  |                       |  |/         |
|          o--o--------o     o--------o--o          |
|         /    \        \   /        /    \         |
|        /      \        \ /        /      \        |
|       /        \        o        /        \       |
|      /          \      / \      /          \      |
|     /            \    /   \    /            \     |
|    o              o--o-----o--o              o    |
|    |                 |     |                 |    |
|    |                 |     |                 |    |
|    |                 |     |                 |    |
|    |        y        |     |        z        |    |
|    |                 |     |                 |    |
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|    o                 o     o                 o    |
|     \                 \   /                 /     |
|      \                 \ /                 /      |
|       \                 o                 /       |
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\                                                 /
\                                             /
\                                         /
\                                     /
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\            p , q            /
\                         /
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o

Figure 30.  Generic Frame of a Logical Transformation


Enter the picture, as we usually do, in the middle of things, with features like xyz that present themselves to be simple enough in their own right and that form a satisfactory, if a temporary, foundation to provide a basis for discussion. In this universe and on these terms we find expression for various propositions and questions of principal interest to ourselves, as indicated by the maps pq : X → B. Then we discover that the simple features {xyz} are really more complex than we thought at first, and it becomes useful to regard them as functions {fgh} of other features {uv}, that we place in a preface to our original discourse, or suppose as topics of a preliminary universe of discourse U • = [uv]. It may happen that these late-blooming but pre-ambling features are found to lie closer, in a sense that may be our job to determine, to the central nature of the situation of interest, in which case they earn our regard as being more fundamental, but these functions and features are only required to supply a critical stance on the universe of discourse or an alternate perspective on the nature of things in order to be preserved as useful.

A particular transformation F : [uv] → [xyz] may be expressed by a system of equations, as shown below. Here, F is defined by its component maps F = ‹F1, F2, F3› = ‹fgh›, where each component map in {fgh} is a proposition of type Bn → B1.

 x = f‹u, v› y = g‹u, v› z = h‹u, v›

Regarded as a logical statement, this system of equations expresses a relation between a collection of freely chosen propositions {fgh} in one universe of discourse and the special collection of simple propositions {xyz} on which are founded another universe of discourse. Growing familiarity with a particular transformation of discourse, and the desire to achieve a ready understanding of its implications, requires that we be able to convert this information about generals and simples into information about all the main subtypes of propositions, including the linear and singular propositions.

### Analytic Expansions : Operators and Functors

 Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearings you conceive the objects of your conception to have. Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object. — C.S. Peirce, "The Maxim of Pragmatism", CP 5.438

Given the barest idea of a logical transformation, as suggested by the sketch in Figure 30, and having conceptualized the universe of discourse, with all of its points and propositions, as a beginning object of discussion, we are ready to enter the next phase of our investigation.

#### Operators on Propositions and Transformations

The next step is naturally inclined toward objects of the next higher order, namely, with operators that take in argument lists of logical transformations and that give back specified types of logical transformations as their results. For our present aims, we do not need to consider the most general class of such operators, nor any one of them for its own sake. Rather, we are interested in the special sorts of operators that arise in the study and analysis of logical transformations. Figuratively speaking, these operators serve as instruments for the live tomography (and hopefully not the vivisection) of the forms of change under view. Beyond that, they open up ways to implement the changes of view that we need to grasp all the variations on a transformational theme, or to appreciate enough of its significant features to "get the drift" of the change occurring, to form a passing acquaintance or a synthetic comprehension of its general character and disposition.

The simplest type of operator is one that takes a single transformation as an argument and returns a single transformation as a result, and most of the operators that I will explicitly consider here are of this kind. Figure 31 illustrates the typical situation.

o---------------------------------------o
|                                       |
|                                       |
|      U%           F           X%      |
|         o------------------>o         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|     !W! |                   | !W!     |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         v                   v         |
|         o------------------>o         |
|   !W!U%         !W!F          !W!X%   |
|                                       |
|                                       |
o---------------------------------------o
Figure 31.  Operator Diagram (1)


In this Figure "W" serves as a generic name for an operator, in this case one that takes a logical transformation F of type (U • → X •) into a logical transformation WF of type (WU • → WX •). Thus, the operator W must be viewed as making assignments for both families of objects that we have previously considered, both for universes of discourse like U • and X • and for logical transformations like F.

NB. Strictly speaking, an operator like W works between two whole categories of universes and transformations, which we call the source and the target categories of W. Given this setting, W specifies for each universe U • in its source category a definite universe WU • in its target category, and to each transformation F in its source category it assigns a unique transformation WF in its target category. Naturally, this only works if W takes the source U • and the target X • of the map F over to the source WU • and the target WX • of the map WF. With luck or care enough, we can avoid ever having to put anything like that in words again, letting diagrams do the work. In the situations of present concern we are usually focused on a single transformation F, and thus we can take it for granted that the assignment of universes under W is defined appropriately at the source and the target ends of F. It is not always the case, though, that we need to use the particular names (like "WU •" and "WX •") that W assigns by default to its operative image universes. In most contexts we will usually have a prior acquaintance with these universes under other names, and it is only necessary that we can tell from the information associated with an operator W what universes they are.

In Figure 31 the maps F and WF are displayed horizontally, the way that one normally orients functional arrows in a written text, and W rolls the map F downward into the images that are associated with WF. In Figure 32 the same information is redrawn so that the maps F and WF flow down the page, and W unfurls the map F rightward into domains that are the eminent purview of WF.

o---------------------------------------o
|                                       |
|                                       |
|      U%          !W!          !W!U%   |
|         o------------------>o         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|      F  |                   | !W!F    |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         |                   |         |
|         v                   v         |
|         o------------------>o         |
|      X%          !W!          !W!X%   |
|                                       |
|                                       |
o---------------------------------------o
Figure 32.  Operator Diagram (2)


The latter arrangement, as it appears in Figure 32, is more congruent with the thinking about operators that we shall be doing in the rest of this discussion, since all logical transformations from here on out will be pictured vertically, after the fashion of Figure 30.

#### Differential Analysis of Propositions and Transformations

 he resultant metaphysical problem now is this: Does the man go round the squirrel or not? — William James, Pragmatism, [Jam, 43]

The approach to the differential analysis of logical propositions and transformations of discourse that will be pursued here is carried out in terms of particular operators W that act on propositions F or on transformations F to yield the corresponding operator maps WF. The operator results then become the subject of a series of further stages of analysis, which take them apart into their propositional components, rendering them as a set of purely logical constituents. After this is done, all the parts are then re-integrated to reconstruct the original object in the light of a more complete understanding, at least in ways that enable one to appreciate certain aspects of it with fresh insight.

• Remark on Strategy. At this point I run into a set of conceptual difficulties that force me to make a strategic choice in how I proceed. Part of the problem can be remedied by extending my discussion of tacit extensions to the transformational context. But the troubles that remain are much more obstinate and lead me to try two different types of solution. The approach that I develop first makes use of a variant type of extension operator, the trope extension, to be defined below. This method is more conservative and requires less preparation, but has features which make it seem unsatisfactory in the long run. A more radical approach, but one with a better hope of long term success, makes use of the notion of contingency spaces. These are an even more generous type of extended universe than the kind I currently use, but are defined subject to certain internal constraints. The extra work needed to set up this method forces me to put it off to a later stage. However, as a compromise, and to prepare the ground for the next pass, I call attention to the various conceptual difficulties as they arise along the way and try to give an honest estimate of how well my first approach deals with them.

I now describe in general terms the particular operators that are instrumental to this form of analysis. The main series of operators all have the form W : (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •). If we assume that the source universe U • and the target universe X • have finite dimensions n and k, respectively, then each operator W is encompassed by the same abstract type:

 W : ( [ Bn ] → [ Bk ] ) → ( [ Bn × Dn ] → [ Bk × Dk ] ) .

Since the range features of the operator result WF : [Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk] can be sorted out by their ordinary versus their differential qualities and the component maps can be examined independently, the complete operator W can be separated accordingly into two components, in the form W = ‹$$\epsilon$$, W›. Given a fixed context of source and target universes of discourse, $$\epsilon$$ is always the same type of operator, a multiple component elaboration of the tacit extension operators that were articulated earlier. In this context $$\epsilon$$ has the shape:

 Concrete type $$\epsilon$$ : ( U • → X • ) → ( EU • → X • ) Abstract type $$\epsilon$$ : ( [Bn] → [Bk] ) → ( [Bn × Dn] → [Bk] )

On the other hand, the operator W is specific to each W. In this context W always has the form:

 Concrete type W : ( U • → X • ) → ( EU • → dX • ) Abstract type W : ( [Bn] → [Bk] ) → ( [Bn × Dn] → [Dk] )

In the types just assigned to $$\epsilon$$ and W, and implicitly to their results $$\epsilon$$F and WF, I have listed the most restrictive ranges defined for them, rather than the more expansive target spaces that subsume these ranges. When there is need to recognize both, we may use type indications like the following:

 $$\epsilon$$F : ( EU • → X • ⊆ EX • ) $$\cong$$ ( [Bn × Dn] → [Bk] ⊆ [Bk × Dk] ) WF : ( EU • → dX • ⊆ EX • ) $$\cong$$ ( [Bn × Dn] → [Dk] ⊆ [Bk × Dk] )

Hopefully, though, a general appreciation of these subsumptions will prevent us from having to make such declarations more often than absolutely necessary.

In giving names to these operators I am attempting to preserve as much of the traditional nomenclature and as many of the classical associations as possible. The chief difficulty in doing this is occasioned by the distinction between the operators W and their components W, which forces me to find two distinct but parallel sets of terminology. Here is the plan that I have settled on. First, the component operators W are named by analogy with the corresponding operators in the classical difference calculus. Next, the complete operators W = ‹$$\epsilon$$, W› are assigned their titles according to their roles in a geometric or trigonometric allegory, if only to ensure that the tangent functor, that belongs to this family and whose exposition I am still working toward, comes out fit with its customary name. Finally, the operator results WF and WF can be fixed in this frame of reference by tethering the operative adjective for W or W to the anchoring epithet map, in conformity with an already standard practice.

##### The Secant Operator : E
 Mr. Peirce, after pointing out that our beliefs are really rules for action, said that, to develop a thought's meaning, we need only determine what conduct it is fitted to produce: that conduct is for us its sole significance. — William James, Pragmatism, [Jam, 46]

Figures 33-i and 33-ii depict two stages in the form of analysis that will be applied to transformations throughout the remainder of this study. From now on our interest is staked on an operator denoted "E", which receives the principal investment of analytic attention, and on the constituent parts of E, which derive their shares of significance as developed by the analysis. In the sequel, I refer to E as the secant operator, taking it for granted that a context has been chosen that defines its type. The secant operator has the component description E = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E›, and its active ingredient E is known as the enlargement operator. (Here, I have named E after the literal ancestor of the shift operator in the calculus of finite differences, defined so that Ef(x) = f(x+1) for any suitable function f, though of course the logical analogue that we take up here must have a rather different definition.)

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Figure 33-i.  Analytic Diagram (1)

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Figure 33-ii.  Analytic Diagram (2)


In its action on universes E yields the same result as E, a fact that can be expressed in equational form by writing EU • = EU • for any universe U •. Notice that the extended universes across the top and bottom of the diagram are indicated to be strictly identical, rather than requiring a corresponding decomposition for them. In a certain sense, the functional parts of EF are partitioned into separate contexts that have to be re-integrated again, but the best image to use is that of making transparent copies of each universe and then overlapping their functional contents once more at the conclusion of the analysis, as suggested by the graphic conventions that are used at the top of Figure 30.

Acting on a transformation F from universe U • to universe X •, the operator E determines a transformation EF from EU • to EX •. The map EF forms the main body of evidence to be investigated in performing a differential analysis of F. Because we shall frequently be focusing on small pieces of this map for considerable lengths of time, and consequently lose sight of the "big picture", it is critically important to emphasize that the map EF is a transformation that determines a relation from one extended universe into another. This means that we should not be satisfied with our understanding of a transformation F until we can lay out the full "parts diagram" of EF along the lines of the generic frame in Figure 30.

If one is working within the confines of propositional calculus, it is possible to give an elementary definition of EF by means of a system of propositional equations, as will now be described.

Given a transformation:

F = ‹F1, …, Fk› : BnBk

of concrete type:

F : [u1, …, un] → [x1, …, xk]

the transformation:

EF = ‹F1, …, Fk, EF1, …, EFk› : Bn × DnBk × Dk

of concrete type:

EF : [u1, …, un, du1, …, dun] → [x1, …, xk, dx1, …, dxk]

is defined by means of the following system of logical equations:

 x1 = $$\epsilon$$F1‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = F1‹u1, …, un› ... xk = $$\epsilon$$Fk‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = Fk‹u1, …, un›
 dx1 = EF1‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = F1‹u1 + du1, …, un + dun› ... dxk = EFk‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = Fk‹u1 + du1, …, un + dun›

It is important to note that this system of equations can be read as a conjunction of equational propositions, in effect, as a single proposition in the universe of discourse that is generated by all of the named variables. Specifically, this is the universe of discourse over 2(n+k) variables that is denoted by:

E[UX] = [u1, …, un, x1, …, xk, du1, …, dun, dx1, …, dxk].

In this light, it should be clear that the system of equations defining EF embodies, in a higher rank and in a differentially extended version, an analogy with the process of thematization that was treated earlier for propositions of the type F : BnB.

The entire collection of constraints that is represented in the above system of equations may be abbreviated by writing EF = ‹$$\epsilon$$F, EF›, for any map F. This is tantamount to regarding E as a complex operator, E = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E›, with a form of application that distributes each component of the operator to work on each component of the operand:

EF = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E›F = ‹$$\epsilon$$F, EF› = ‹$$\epsilon$$F1, …, $$\epsilon$$Fk, EF1, …, EFk›.

Quite a lot of "thematic infrastructure" or interpretive information is being swept under the rug in the use of such abbreviations. When confusion arises about the meaning of such constructions, one always has recourse to the defining system of equations, in its totality a purely propositional expression. This means that the angle brackets, which were used in this context to build an image of multi-component transformations, should not be expected to determine a well-defined product in themselves, but only to serve as reminders of the prior thematic decisions (choices of variable names, etc.) that have to be made in order to determine one. Accordingly, the angle bracket notation ‹ , › can be regarded as a kind of thematic frame, an interpretive storage device that preserves the proper associations of concrete logical features between the extended universes at the source and target of EF.

The generic notations d0F, d1F, …, dmF in Figure 33 refer to the increasing orders of differentials that are extracted in the course of analyzing F. When the analysis is halted at a partial stage of development, notations like r0F, r1F, …, rmF may be used to summarize the contributions to EF that remain to be analyzed. The Figure illustrates a convention that renders the remainder term rmF, in effect, the sum of all differentials of order strictly greater than m.

I next discuss the set of operators that figure into this form of analysis, describing their effects on transformations. In simplified or specialized contexts these operators tend to take on a variety of different names and notations, some of whose number I will introduce along the way.

##### The Radius Operator : e
 And the tangible fact at the root of all our thought-distinctions, however subtle, is that there is no one of them so fine as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice. — William James, Pragmatism, [Jam, 46]

The operator identified as d0 in the analytic diagram (Figure 33) has the sole purpose of creating a proxy for F in the appropriately extended context. Construed in terms of its broadest components, d0 is equivalent to the doubly tacit extension operator ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\epsilon$$›, in recognition of which let us redub it as "e". Pursuing a geometric analogy, we may refer to e = ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\epsilon$$› = d0 as the radius operator. The operation that is intended by all of these forms is defined by the equation:

 eF = ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\epsilon$$›F = ‹$$\epsilon$$F, $$\epsilon$$F› = ‹$$\epsilon$$F1, …, $$\epsilon$$Fk, $$\epsilon$$F1, …, $$\epsilon$$Fk› ,

which is tantamount to the system of equations given below.

 x1 = $$\epsilon$$F1‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = F1‹u1, …, un› ... xk = $$\epsilon$$Fk‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = Fk‹u1, …, un›
 dx1 = $$\epsilon$$F1‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = F1‹u1, …, un› ... dxk = $$\epsilon$$Fk‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = Fk‹u1, …, un›

##### The Phantom of the Operators : η
 I was wondering what the reason could be, when I myself raised my head and everything within me seemed drawn towards the Unseen, which was playing the most perfect music! — Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera, [Ler, 81]

I now describe an operator whose persistent but elusive action behind the scenes, whose slightly twisted and ambivalent character, and whose fugitive disposition, caught somewhere in flight between the arrantly negative and the positive but errant intent, has cost me some painstaking trouble to detect. In the end I shall place it among the other extensions and projections, as a shade among shadows, of muted tones and motley hue, that adumbrates its own thematic frame and paradoxically lights the way toward a whole new spectrum of values.

Given a transformation F : [u1, …, un] → [x1, …, xk], we often need to make a separate treatment of a related family of transformations of the form F* : [u1, …, un, du1, …, dun] → [dx1, …, dxk]. The operator $$\eta$$ is introduced to deal with the simplest one of these maps:

$\eta$F : [u1, …, un, du1, …, dun] → [dx1, …, dxk]

which is defined by the equations:

 dx1 = $$\epsilon$$F1‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = F1‹u1, …, un› ... dxk = $$\epsilon$$Fk‹u1, …, un, du1, …, dun› = Fk‹u1, …, un›

In effect, the operator $$\eta$$ is nothing but the stand-alone version of a procedure that is otherwise invoked subordinate to the work of the radius operator e. Operating independently, $$\eta$$ achieves precisely the same results that the second $$\epsilon$$ in ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\epsilon$$› accomplishes by working within the context of its adjuvant thematic frame, "‹ , ›". From this point on, because the use of $$\epsilon$$ and $$\eta$$ in this setting combines the aims of both the tacit and the thematic extensions, and because $$\eta$$ reflects in regard to $$\epsilon$$ little more than the application of a differential twist, a mere turn of phrase, I refer to $$\eta$$ as the trope extension operator.

##### The Chord Operator : D
 What difference would it practically make to any one if this notion rather than that notion were true? If no practical difference whatever can be traced, then the alternatives mean practically the same thing, and all dispute is idle. — William James, Pragmatism, [Jam, 45]

Next I discuss an operator that is always immanent in this form of analysis, and remains implicitly present in the entire proceeding. It may appear once as a record: a relic or revenant that reprises the reminders of an earlier stage of development. Or it may appear always as a resource: a reserve or redoubt that caches in advance an echo of what remains to be played out, cleared up, and requited in full at a future stage. And all of this remains true whether or not we recall the key at any time, and whether or not the subtending theme is recited explicitly at any stage of play.

This is the operator that is referred to as r0 in the initial stage of analysis (Figure 33-i), and that is expanded as d1 + r1 in the subsequent step (Figure 33-ii). In congruence, but not quite harmony, with my allusions of analogy that are not quite geometry, I call this the chord operator and denote it D. In the more casual terms that are here introduced, D is defined as the remainder of E and e, and it assigns a due measure to each undertone of accord or discord that is struck between the note of enterprise E and the bar of exigency e.

The tension between these counterposed notions, in balance transient but regular in stridence, may be refracted along familiar lines, though never by any such fraction resolved. In this style we may write D = ‹$$\epsilon$$, D›, calling D the difference operator and noting that it plays a role in this realm of mutable and diverse discourse that is analogous to the part taken by the discrete difference operator in the ordinary difference calculus. Finally, we should note that the chord D is not one that need be lost at any stage of development. At the mth stage of play it can always be reconstituted in the following form:

 D = E – e = r0 = d1 + r1 = d1 + … + dm + rm = ∑(i = 1 … m) di + rm

##### The Tangent Operator : T
 They take part in scenes of whose significance they have no inkling. They are merely tangent to curves of history the beginnings and ends and forms of which pass wholly beyond their ken. So we are tangent to the wider life of things. — William James, Pragmatism, [Jam, 300]

The operator tagged as d1 in the analytic diagram (Figure 33) is called the tangent operator, and is usually denoted in this text as d or T. Because it has the properties required to qualify as a functor, namely, preserving the identity element of the composition operation and the articulated form of every composure among transformations, it also earns the title of a tangent functor. According to the custom adopted here, we dissect it as T = d = ‹$$\epsilon$$, d›, where d is the operator that yields the first order differential dF when applied to a transformation F, and whose name is legion.

Figure 34 illustrates a stage of analysis where we ignore everything but the tangent functor T, and attend to it chiefly as it bears on the first order differential dF in the analytic expansion of F. In this situation, we often refer to the extended universes EU • and EX • under the equivalent designations TU • and TX •, respectively. The purpose of the tangent functor T is to extract the tangent map TF at each point of U •, and the tangent map TF = ‹$$\epsilon$$, d›F tells us not only what the transformation F is doing at each point of the universe U • but also what F is doing to states in the neighborhood of that point, approximately, linearly, and relatively speaking.

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Figure 34.  Tangent Functor Diagram

• NB. There is one aspect of the preceding construction that remains especially problematic. Why did we define the operators W in {$$\eta$$, E, D, d, r} so that the ranges of their resulting maps all fall within the realms of differential quality, even fabricating a variant of the tacit extension operator to have that character? Clearly, not all of the operator maps WF have equally good reasons for placing their values in differential stocks. The only explanation I can devise at present is that, without doing this, I cannot justify the comparison and combination of their values in the various analytic steps. By default, only those values in the same functional component can be brought into algebraic modes of interaction. Up till now, the only mechanism provided for their broader association has been a purely logical one, their common placement in a target universe of discourse, but the task of converting this logical circumstance into algebraic forms of application has not yet been taken up.

### Transformations of Type B2 → B1

To study the effects of these analytic operators in the simplest possible situation, let us revert to a still more primitive case. Consider the singular proposition Juv› = uv, regarded either as the functional product of the maps u and v or as the logical conjunction of the features u and v, a map whose fiber of truth J–1(1) picks out the single cell of that logical description in the universe of discourse U •. Thus J, or uv, may be treated as a pseudonym for the point whose coordinates are ‹1, 1› in U •.

#### Analytic Expansion of Conjunction

 In her sufferings she read a great deal and discovered that she had lost something, the possession of which she had previously not been much aware of: a soul. What is that? It is easily defined negatively: it is simply what curls up and hides when there is any mention of algebraic series. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 118]

Figure 35 pictures the form of conjunction J : B2 → B as a transformation from the 2-dimensional universe [uv] to the 1-dimensional universe [x]. This is a subtle but significant change of viewpoint on the proposition, attaching an arbitrary but concrete quality to its functional value. Using the language introduced earlier, we can express this change by saying that the proposition J : 〈uv〉 → B is being recast into the thematized role of a transformation J : [uv] → [x], where the new variable x takes the part of a thematic variable ¢(J).

Figure 35. Conjunction as Transformation

##### Tacit Extension of Conjunction
 I teach straying from me, yet who can stray from me? I follow you whoever you are from the present hour; My words itch at your ears till you understand them. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 83]

Earlier I defined the tacit extension operators $$\epsilon$$ : X • → Y • as maps embedding each proposition of a given universe X • in a more generously given universe Y • containing X •. Of immediate interest are the tacit extensions $$\epsilon$$ : U • → EU •, that locate each proposition of U • in the enlarged context of EU •. In its application to the propositional conjunction J = u v in [uv], the tacit extension operator $$\epsilon$$ produces the proposition $$\epsilon$$J in EU • = [uv, du, dv]. The extended proposition $$\epsilon$$J may be computed according to the scheme in Table 36, in effect, doing nothing more than conjoining a tautology of [du, dv] to J in U •.

Table 36. Computation of $$\epsilon$$J
 $$\epsilon$$J = J‹u, v› = u v = u v (du)(dv) + u v (du) dv + u v du (dv) + u v du dv
 $$\epsilon$$J = u v (du)(dv) + u v (du) dv + u v  du (dv) + u v  du  dv

The lower portion of the Table contains the dispositional features of $$\epsilon$$J arranged in such a way that the variety of ordinary features spreads across the rows and the variety of differential features runs through the columns. This organization serves to facilitate pattern matching in the remainder of our computations. Again, the tacit extension is usually so trivial a concern that we do not always bother to make an explicit note of it, taking it for granted that any function F that is being employed in a differential context is equivalent to $$\epsilon$$F, for a suitable $$\epsilon$$.

Figures 37-a through 37-d present several pictures of the proposition J and its tacit extension $$\epsilon$$J. Notice in these Figures how $$\epsilon$$J in EU • visibly extends J in U •, by annexing to the indicated cells of J all of the arcs that exit from or flow out of them. In effect, this extension attaches to these cells all of the dispositions that spring from them, in other words, it attributes to these cells all of the conceivable changes that are their issue.

Figure 37-a. Tacit Extension of J  (Areal)

Figure 37-b. Tacit Extension of J  (Bundle)

Figure 37-c. Tacit Extension of J  (Compact)

Figure 37-d. Tacit Extension of J  (Digraph)

The computational scheme that was shown in Table 36 treated J as a proposition in U • and formed $$\epsilon$$J as a proposition in EU •. When J is regarded as a mapping J : U • → X • then $$\epsilon$$J must be obtained as a mapping $$\epsilon$$J : EU • → X •. By default, the tacit extension of the map J : [uv] → [x] is naturally taken to be a particular map, of the following form:

$\epsilon$J : [uv, du, dv] → [x] ⊆ [x, dx]

This is the map that looks like J when painted in the frame of the extended source universe and that takes the same thematic variable in the extended target universe as the one that J already employs.

But the choice of a particular thematic variable, for example x for ¢(J), is a shade more arbitrary than the initial choice of variable names {uv}. This means that the map I am calling the trope extension, specifically:

$\eta$J : [uv, du, dv] → [dx] ⊆ [x, dx]

since it looks just the same as $$\epsilon$$J in the way that its fibers paint the source domain, belongs just as fully to the family of tacit extensions, generically considered.

These considerations have the practical consequence that all of our computations and illustrations of $$\epsilon$$J perform the double duty of capturing an image of $$\eta$$J as well. In other words, we are saved the work of carrying out calculations and drawing figures for the trope extension $$\eta$$J, because the exercise would be identical to the work already done for $$\epsilon$$J. Since the computations given for $$\epsilon$$J are expressed solely in terms of the variables {uv, du, dv}, these variables work equally well for finding $$\eta$$J. Furthermore, since each of the above Figures shows only how the level sets of $$\epsilon$$J partition the extended source universe EU • = [uv, du, dv], all of them serve equally well as portraits of $$\eta$$J.

##### Enlargement Map of Conjunction
 No one could have established the existence of any details that might not just as well have existed in earlier times too; but all the relations between things had shifted slightly. Ideas that had once been of lean account grew fat. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 62]

The enlargement map EJ is computed from the proposition J by making a particular class of formal substitutions for its variables, in this case u + du for u and v + dv for v, and subsequently expanding the result in whatever way happens to be convenient for the end in view.

Table 38 shows a typical scheme of computation, following a systematic method of exploiting boolean expansions over selected variables, and ultimately developing EJ over the cells of [uv]. The critical step of this procedure uses the facts that (0, x) = 0 + x = x and (1, x) = 1 + x = (x) for any boolean variable x.

Table 38. Computation of EJ (Method 1)
 EJ = J‹u + du, v + dv› = (u, du)(v, dv) = u  v  J‹1 + du, 1 + dv› + u (v) J‹1 + du, 0 + dv› + (u) v  J‹0 + du, 1 + dv› + (u)(v) J‹0 + du, 0 + dv› = u  v  J‹(du), (dv)› + u (v) J‹(du),  dv › + (u) v  J‹ du , (dv)› + (u)(v) J‹ du ,  dv ›
 EJ = u v (du)(dv) + u (v) (du) dv + (u) v du (dv) + (u)(v) du dv

Table 39 exhibits another method that happens to work quickly in this particular case, using distributive laws to multiply things out in an algebraic manner, arranging the notations of feature and fluxion according to a scale of simple character and degree. Proceeding this way leads through an intermediate step which, in chiming the changes of ordinary calculus, should take on a familiar ring. Consequential properties of exclusive disjunction then carry us on to the concluding line.

Table 39. Computation of EJ (Method 2)
 EJ = ‹u + du› $$\cdot$$ ‹v + dv› = u v + u dv + v du + du dv EJ = u v (du)(dv) + u (v) (du) dv + (u) v du (dv) + (u)(v) du dv

Figures 40-a through 40-d present several views of the enlarged proposition EJ.

Figure 40-a. Enlargement of J  (Areal)

Figure 40-b. Enlargement of J  (Bundle)

Figure 40-c. Enlargement of J  (Compact)

Figure 40-d. Enlargement of J  (Digraph)

An intuitive reading of the proposition EJ becomes available at this point, and may be useful. Recall that propositions in the extended universe EU • express the dispositions of system and the constraints that are placed on them. In other words, a differential proposition in EU • can be read as referring to various changes that a system might undergo in and from its various states. In particular, we can understand EJ as a statement that tells us what changes need to be made with regard to each state in the universe of discourse in order to reach the truth of J, that is, the region of the universe where J is true. This interpretation is visibly clear in the Figures above, and appeals to the imagination in a satisfying way, but it has the added benefit of giving fresh meaning to the original name of the shift operator E. Namely, EJ can be read as a proposition that enlarges on the meaning of J, in the sense of explaining its practical bearings and clarifying what it means in terms of the available options for differential action and the consequential effects that result from each choice.

Treated this way, the enlargement EJ has strong ties to the normal use of J, no matter whether it is understood as a proposition or a function, namely, to act as a figurative device for indicating the models of J, in effect, pointing to the interpretive elements in its fiber of truth J–1(1). It is this kind of use that is often compared with the mention of a proposition, and thereby hangs a tale.

##### Digression : Reflection on Use and Mention
 Reflection is turning a topic over in various aspects and in various lights so that nothing significant about it shall be overlooked — almost as one might turn a stone over to see what its hidden side is like or what is covered by it. — John Dewey, How We Think, [Dew, 57]

The contrast drawn in logic between the use and the mention of a proposition corresponds to the difference that we observe in functional terms between using "J " to indicate the region J–1(1) and using "J " to indicate the function J. You may think that one of these uses ought to be proscribed, and logicians are quick to prescribe against their confusion. But there seems to be no likelihood in practice that their interactions can be avoided. If the name "J " is used as a sign of the function J, and if the function J has its use in signifying something else, as would constantly be the case when some future theory of signs has given a functional meaning to every sign whatsoever, then is not "J " by transitivity a sign of the thing itself? There are, of course, two answers to this question. Not every act of signifying or referring need be transitive. Not every warrant or guarantee or certificate is automatically transferable, indeed, not many. Not every feature of a feature is a feature of the featuree. Otherwise we have an inference like the following: If a buffalo is white, and white is a color, then a buffalo is a color. But a buffalo is not, only buff is.

The logical or pragmatic distinction between use and mention is cogent and necessary, and so is the analogous functional distinction between determining a value and determining what determines that value, but so are the normal techniques that we use to make these distinctions apply flexibly in practice. The way that the hue and cry about use and mention is raised in logical discussions, you might be led to think that this single dimension of choices embraces the only kinds of use worth mentioning and the only kinds of mention worth using. It will constitute the expeditionary and taxonomic tasks of that future theory of signs to explore and to classify the many other constellations and dimensions of use and mention that are yet to be opened up by the generative potential of full-fledged sign relations.

 The well-known capacity that thoughts have — as doctors have discovered — for dissolving and dispersing those hard lumps of deep, ingrowing, morbidly entangled conflict that arise out of gloomy regions of the self probably rests on nothing other than their social and worldly nature, which links the individual being with other people and things; but unfortunately what gives them their power of healing seems to be the same as what diminishes the quality of personal experience in them. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 130]
##### Difference Map of Conjunction
 "It doesn't matter what one does", the Man Without Qualities said to himself, shrugging his shoulders. "In a tangle of forces like this it doesn't make a scrap of difference." He turned away like a man who has learned renunciation, almost indeed like a sick man who shrinks from any intensity of contact. And then, striding through his adjacent dressing-room, he passed a punching-ball that hung there; he gave it a blow far swifter and harder than is usual in moods of resignation or states of weakness. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 8]

With the tacit extension map $$\epsilon$$J and the enlargement map EJ well in place, the difference map DJ can be computed along the lines displayed in Table 41, ending up, in this instance, with an expansion of DJ over the cells of [uv].

Table 41. Computation of DJ (Method 1)
 DJ = EJ + $$\epsilon$$J = J‹u + du, v + dv› + J‹u, v› = (u, du)(v, dv) + u v
 DJ = 0 + u v (du) dv + u (v)(du) dv + u v  du (dv) + (u) v du (dv) + u v  du  dv + (u)(v) du dv
 DJ = u v ((du)(dv)) + u (v)(du) dv + (u) v du (dv) + (u)(v) du dv

Alternatively, the difference map DJ can be expanded over the cells of [du, dv] to arrive at the formulation shown in Table 42. The same development would be obtained from the previous Table by collecting terms in an alternate manner, along the rows rather than the columns of the middle portion of the Table.

Table 42. Computation of DJ (Method 2)
 DJ = $$\epsilon$$J + EJ = J‹u, v› + J‹u + du, v + dv› = u v + (u, du)(v, dv) = 0 + u dv + v du + du dv DJ = 0 + u (du) dv + v du (dv) + ((u, v)) du dv

Even more simply, the same result is reached by matching up the propositional coefficients of $$\epsilon$$J and EJ along the cells of [du, dv] and adding the pairs under boolean sums (that is, "mod 2", where 1 + 1 = 0), as shown in Table 43.

Table 43. Computation of DJ (Method 3)
 DJ = $$\epsilon$$J + EJ
 $$\epsilon$$J = u v (du)(dv) + u  v (du) dv +  u  v du (dv) +  u  v  du dv EJ = u v (du)(dv) + u (v)(du) dv + (u) v du (dv) + (u)(v) du dv
 DJ = 0 $$\cdot$$ (du)(dv) + u $$\cdot$$ (du) dv + v $$\cdot$$ du (dv) + ((u, v)) du dv

The difference map DJ can also be given a dispositional interpretation. First, recall that $$\epsilon$$J exhibits the dispositions to change from anywhere in J to anywhere at all, and EJ enumerates the dispositions to change from anywhere at all to anywhere in J. Next, observe that each of these classes of dispositions may be divided in accordance with the case of J versus (J) that applies to their points of departure and destination, as shown below. Then, since the dispositions corresponding to $$\epsilon$$J and EJ have in common the dispositions to preserve J, their symmetric difference ($$\epsilon$$J, EJ) is made up of all the remaining dispositions, which are in fact disposed to cross the boundary of J in one direction or the other. In other words, we may conclude that DJ expresses the collective disposition to make a definite change with respect to J, no matter what value it holds in the current state of affairs.

 $$\epsilon$$J = {Dispositions from J to J } + {Dispositions from J to (J) } EJ = {Dispositions from J to J } + {Dispositions from (J) to J } DJ = ($$\epsilon$$J, EJ) DJ = {Dispositions from J to (J) } + {Dispositions from (J) to J }

Figures 44-a through 44-d illustrate the difference proposition DJ.

Figure 44-a. Difference Map of J  (Areal)

Figure 44-b. Difference Map of J  (Bundle)

Figure 44-c. Difference Map of J  (Compact)

Figure 44-d. Difference Map of J  (Digraph)

##### Differential of Conjunction
 By deploying discourse throughout a calendar, and by giving a date to each of its elements, one does not obtain a definitive hierarchy of precessions and originalities; this hierarchy is never more than relative to the systems of discourse that it sets out to evaluate. — Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Knowledge, [Fou, 143]

Finally, at long last, the differential proposition dJ can be gleaned from the difference proposition DJ by ranging over the cells of [uv] and picking out the linear proposition of [du, dv] that is "closest" to the portion of DJ that touches on each point. The idea of distance that would give this definition unequivocal sense has been referred to in cautionary quotes, the kind we use to distance ourselves from taking a final position. There are obvious notions of approximation that suggest themselves, but finding one that can be justified as ultimately correct is not as straightforward as it seems.

 He had drifted into the very heart of the world. From him to the distant beloved was as far as to the next tree. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 144]

Let us venture a guess about where these developments might be heading. From the present vantage point, it appears that the ultimate answer to the quandary of distances and the question of a fitting measure may be that, rather than having the constitution of an analytic series depend on our familiar notions of approach, proximity, and approximation, it will be found preferable, and perhaps unavoidable, to turn the tables and let the orders of approximation be defined in terms of our favored and operative notions of formal analysis. Only the aftermath of this conversion, if it does converge, could be hoped to prove whether this hortatory form of analysis and the cohort idea of an analytic form — the limitary concept of a self-corrective process and the coefficient concept of a completable product — are truly (in practical reality) the more inceptive and persistent of principles and really (for all practical purposes) the more effective and regulative of ideas.

Awaiting that determination, I proceed with what seems like the obvious course, and compute dJ according to the pattern in Table 45.

Table 45. Computation of dJ
 DJ = u v ((du)(dv)) + u (v)(du) dv + (u) v du (dv) + (u)(v) du dv ⇒ dJ = u v (du, dv) + u (v) dv + (u) v du + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 0

Figures 46-a through 46-d illustrate the proposition dJ, rounded out in our usual array of prospects. This proposition of EU • is what we refer to as the (first order) differential of J, and normally regard as the differential proposition corresponding to J.

Figure 46-a. Differential of J  (Areal)

Figure 46-b. Differential of J  (Bundle)

Figure 46-c. Differential of J  (Compact)

Figure 46-d. Differential of J  (Digraph)

##### Remainder of Conjunction
 I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre your blood. Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, Missing me one place search another, I stop some where waiting for you — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 88]

Let us now recapitulate the story so far. In effect, we have been carrying out a decomposition of the enlarged proposition EJ in a series of stages. First, we considered the equation EJ = $$\epsilon$$J + DJ, which was involved in the definition of DJ as the difference EJ – $$\epsilon$$J. Next, we contemplated the equation DJ = dJ + rJ, which expresses DJ in terms of two components, the differential dJ that was just extracted and the residual component rJ = DJ – dJ. This remaining proposition rJ can be computed as shown in Table 47.

Table 47. Computation of rJ
 rJ = DJ + dJ
 DJ = u v ((du)(dv)) + u (v)(du) dv + (u) v du (dv) + (u)(v) du dv dJ = u v  (du, dv) + u (v) dv + (u) v du + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 0
 rJ = u v   du dv + u (v) du dv + (u) v du dv + (u)(v) du dv

As it happens, the remainder rJ falls under the description of a second order differential rJ = d2J. This means that the expansion of EJ in the form:

 EJ = $$\epsilon$$J + DJ = $$\epsilon$$J + dJ + rJ = d0J + d1J + d2J

which is nothing other than the propositional analogue of a Taylor series, is a decomposition that terminates in a finite number of steps.

Figures 48-a through 48-d illustrate the proposition rJ = d2J, which forms the remainder map of J and also, in this instance, the second order differential of J.

Figure 48-a. Remainder of J  (Areal)

Figure 48-b. Remainder of J  (Bundle)

Figure 48-c. Remainder of J  (Compact)

Figure 48-d. Remainder of J  (Digraph)

##### Summary of Conjunction

To establish a convenient reference point for further discussion, Table 49 summarizes the operator actions that have been computed for the form of conjunction, as exemplified by the proposition J.

Table 49. Computation Summary for J
 $$\epsilon$$J = uv $$\cdot$$ 1 + u(v) $$\cdot$$ 0 + (u)v $$\cdot$$ 0 + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 0 EJ = uv $$\cdot$$ (du)(dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du)dv + (u)v $$\cdot$$ du(dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ du dv DJ = uv $$\cdot$$ ((du)(dv)) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du)dv + (u)v $$\cdot$$ du(dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ du dv dJ = uv $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ dv + (u)v $$\cdot$$ du + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 0 rJ = uv $$\cdot$$ du dv + u(v) $$\cdot$$ du dv + (u)v $$\cdot$$ du dv + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ du dv

#### Analytic Series : Coordinate Method

 And if he is told that something is the way it is, then he thinks: Well, it could probably just as easily be some other way. So the sense of possibility might be defined outright as the capacity to think how everything could "just as easily" be, and to attach no more importance to what is than to what is not. — Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, [Mus, 12]

Table 50 exhibits a truth table method for computing the analytic series (or the differential expansion) of a proposition in terms of coordinates.

Table 50. Computation of an Analytic Series in Terms of Coordinates
 u v
 du dv
 u’ v’
 0 0
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 1
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
 1 0
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
 1 1
 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 $$\epsilon$$J EJ
 DJ
 dJ d2J
 0 0 0 0 1
 0 0 0 1
 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 0 0 0 1 0
 0 0 1 0
 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
 0 0 1 0 0
 0 1 0 0
 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
 0 1 0 0 0
 0 1 1 1
 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

The first six columns of the Table, taken as a whole, represent the variables of a construct that I describe as the contingent universe [uv, du, dvu′, v′ ], or the bundle of contingency spaces [du, dvu′, v′ ] over the universe [uv]. Their placement to the left of the double bar indicates that all of them amount to independent variables, but there is a co-dependency among them, as described by the following equations:

 u’ = u + du = (u, du) v’ = v + du = (v, dv)

These relations correspond to the formal substitutions that are made in defining EJ and DJ. For now, the whole rigamarole of contingency spaces can be regarded as a technical device for achieving the effect of these substitutions, adapted to a setting where functional compositions and other symbolic manipulations are difficult to contemplate and execute.

The five columns to the right of the double bar in Table 50 contain the values of the dependent variables {$$\epsilon$$J, EJ, DJ, dJ, d2J}. These are normally interpreted as values of functions WJ : EU → B or as values of propositions in the extended universe [uv, du, dv], but the dependencies prevailing in the contingent universe make it possible to regard these same final values as arising via functions on alternative lists of arguments, say, ‹uvu′, v′›.

The column for $$\epsilon$$J is computed as Juv› = uv. This, along with the columns for u and v, illustrates the Table's structure-sharing scheme, listing only the initial entries of each constant block.

The column for EJ is computed by means of the following chain of identities, where the contingent variables u′ and v′ are defined as u′ = u + du and v′ = v + dv.

 EJ‹u, v, du, dv› = J‹u + du, v + dv› = J‹u’, v’›

This makes it easy to determine EJ by inspection, computing the conjunction Ju′, v′› = u′ v′ from the columns headed u′ and v′. Since all of these forms express the same proposition EJ in EU •, the dependence on du and dv is still present but merely left implicit in the final variant Ju′, v′›.

• NB. On occasion, it is tempting to use the further notation J′‹uv› = Ju′, v′›, especially to suggest a transformation that acts on whole propositions, for example, taking the proposition J into the proposition J′ = EJ. The prime [′] then signifies an action that is mediated by a field of choices, namely, the values that are picked out for the contingent variables in sweeping through the initial universe. But this heaps an unwieldy lot of construed intentions on a rather slight character, and puts too high a premium on the constant correctness of its interpretation. In practice, therefore, it is best to avoid this usage.

Given the values of $$\epsilon$$J and EJ, the columns for the remaining functions can be filled in quickly. The difference map is computed according to the relation DJ = $$\epsilon$$J + EJ. The first order differential dJ is found by looking in each block of constant ‹uv› and choosing the linear function of ‹du, dv› that best approximates DJ in that block. Finally, the remainder is computed as rJ = DJ + dJ, in this case yielding the second order differential d2J.

#### Analytic Series : Recap

Let us now summarize the results of Table 50 by writing down for each column, and for each block of constant ‹uv›, a reasonably canonical symbolic expression for the function of ‹du, dv› that appears there. The synopsis formed in this way is presented in Table 51. As one has a right to expect, it confirms the results that were obtained previously by operating solely in terms of the formal calculus.

Table 51. Computation of an Analytic Series in Symbolic Terms
 u v
 J
 EJ
 DJ
 dJ
 d2J
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 0 0 1
 du  dv du (dv) (du) dv (du)(dv)
 du  dv du (dv) (du) dv ((du)(dv))
 () du dv (du, dv)
 du dv du dv du dv du dv

Figures 52 and 53 provide a quick overview of the analysis performed so far, giving the successive decompositions of EJ = J + DJ and DJ = dJ + rJ in two different styles of diagram.

Figure 52. Decomposition of EJ

Figure 53. Decomposition of DJ

#### Terminological Interlude

 Lastly, my attention was especially attracted, not so much to the scene, as to the mirrors that produced it. These mirrors were broken in parts. Yes, they were marked and scratched; they had been "starred", in spite of their solidity … — Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera, [Ler, 230]

At this point several issues of terminology have accrued enough substance to intrude on our discussion. The remarks of this Section are intended to accomplish two goals. First, I call attention to important aspects of the previous series of Figures, translating into literal terms what they depict in iconic forms, and I restress the most important structural elements that they indicate. Next, I prepare the way for taking on more complex examples of transformations, whose target universes have more than a single dimension.

In talking about the actions of operators it is important to keep in mind the distinctions between the operators per se, their operands, and their results. Furthermore, in working with composite forms of operators W = ‹W1, …, Wn› , transformations F = ‹F1, …, Fn› , and target domains X • = [x1, …, xn], we need to preserve a clear distinction between the compound entity of each given type and any one of its separate components. It is curious, given the usefulness of the concepts operator and operand, that we seem to lack a generic term, formed on the same root, for the corresponding result of an operation. Following the obvious paradigm would lead on to words like opus, opera, and operant, but these words are too affected with clang associations to work well at present, though they might be adapted in time. One current usage gets around this problem by using the substantive map as a systematic epithet to express the result of each operator's action. I am following this practice as far as possible, for example, using the phrase tangent map to denote the end product of the tangent functor acting on its operand map.

• Scholium. See [JGH, 6-9] for a good account of tangent functors and tangent maps in ordinary analysis, and for examples of their use in mechanics. This work as a whole is a model of clarity in applying functorial principles to problems in physical dynamics.

Whenever we focus on isolated propositions, on single components of composite operators, or on the portions of transformations that have 1-dimensional ranges, we are free to shift between the native form of a proposition J : U → B and the thematized form of a mapping J : U • → [x] without much trouble. In these cases we are able to tolerate a higher degree of ambiguity about the precise nature of the input and output domains of an operator than we otherwise might. For example, in the preceding treatment of the example J, and for each operator W in the set {$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$, E, D, d, r}, both the operand J and the result WJ could be viewed in either one of two ways. On the one hand, we could regard them as propositions J : U → B and WJ : EU → B, ignoring the qualitative distinction between the range [x] $$\cong$$ B of $$\epsilon$$J and the range [dx] $$\cong$$ D of the other types of WJ. This is what we usually do when we content ourselves simply with coloring in regions of venn diagrams. On the other hand, we could view these entities as maps J : U • → [x] = X • and $$\epsilon$$J : EU • → [x] ⊆ EX • or WJ : EU • → [dx] ⊆ EX •, in which case the qualitative characters of the output features are not allowed to go without saying, nor thus at the risk of being forgotten.

At the beginning of this Division I recast the natural form of a proposition J : U → B into the thematic role of a transformation J : U • → [x], where x was a variable recruited to express the newly independent ¢(J). However, in my computations and representations of operator actions I immediately lapsed back to viewing the results as native elements of the extended universe EU •, in other words, as propositions WJ : EU → B, where W ranged over the set {$$\epsilon$$, E, D, d, r}. That is as it should be. In fact, I have worked hard to devise a language that gives us all of these competing advantages, the flexibility to exchange terms and types that bear equal information value, and the capacity to reflect as quickly and as wittingly as a controlled reflex on the fibers of our propositions, independently of whether they express amusements, beliefs, or conjectures.

As we take on target spaces of increasing dimension, however, these types of confusions (and confusions of types) become less and less permissible. For this reason, Tables 54 and 55 present a rather detailed summary of the notation and the terminology that I am using here, as applied to the case of J = uv. The rationale of these Tables is not so much to train more elephant guns on this poor drosophila of an example, but to establish the general paradigm with enough solidity to bear the weight of abstraction that is coming on down the road.

Table 54 provides basic notation and descriptive information for the objects and operators that are used used in this Example, giving the generic type (or broadest defined type) for each entity. Here, the operators W in {eEDdr} and their components W in {$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$, E, D, d, r} both have the same broad type W, W : (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •), as would be expected of operators that map transformations J : U • → X • to extended transformations WJ, WJ : EU • → EX •.

Table 54. Cast of Characters: Expansive Subtypes of Objects and Operators
Item Notation Description Type
U • = [u, v] Source Universe [B2]
X • = [x] Target Universe [B1]
EU • = [u, v, du, dv] Extended Source Universe [B2 × D2]
EX • = [x, dx] Extended Target Universe [B1 × D1]
J J : UB Proposition (B2B) ∈ [B2]
J J : U •X • Transformation, or Mapping [B2] → [B1]
 W
 W : U • → EU • , X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •) , for each W in the set: {$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$, E, D, d}
 Operator
 [B2] → [B2 × D2] , [B1] → [B1 × D1] , ([B2] → [B1]) → ([B2 × D2] → [B1 × D1])
 $$\epsilon$$ $$\eta$$ E D d

 Tacit Extension Operator $$\epsilon$$ Trope Extension Operator $$\eta$$ Enlargement Operator E Difference Operator D Differential Operator d
 W
 W : U • → TU • = EU • , X • → TX • = EX • , (U • → X •) → (TU • → TX •) , for each W in the set: {e, E, D, T}
 Operator
 [B2] → [B2 × D2] , [B1] → [B1 × D1] , ([B2] → [B1]) → ([B2 × D2] → [B1 × D1])
 e E D T

 Radius Operator e = ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$› Secant Operator E = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E› Chord Operator D = ‹$$\epsilon$$, D› Tangent Functor T = ‹$$\epsilon$$, d›

Table 55 supplies a more detailed outline of terminology for operators and their results. Here, I list the restrictive subtype (or narrowest defined subtype) that applies to each entity, and I indicate across the span of the Table the whole spectrum of alternative types that color the interpretation of each symbol. Accordingly, each of the component operator maps WJ, since their ranges are 1-dimensional (of type B1 or D1), can be regarded either as propositions WJ : EU → B or as logical transformations WJ : EU • → X •. As a rule, the plan of the Table allows us to name each entry by detaching the adjective at the left of its row and prefixing it to the generic noun at the top of its column. In one case, however, it is customary to depart from this scheme. Because the phrase differential proposition, applied to the result dJ : EU → D, does not distinguish it from the general run of differential propositions G : EU → B, it is usual to single out dJ as the tangent proposition of J.

Table 55. Synopsis of Terminology: Restrictive and Alternative Subtypes
Operator Proposition Map
 Tacit Extension
 $$\epsilon$$ : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → X •)
 $$\epsilon$$J : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → B B2 × D2 → B
 $$\epsilon$$J : [u, v, du, dv] → [x] [B2 × D2] → [B1]
 Trope Extension
 $$\eta$$ : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 $$\eta$$J : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D B2 × D2 → D
 $$\eta$$J : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx] [B2 × D2] → [D1]
 Enlargement Operator
 E : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 EJ : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D B2 × D2 → D
 EJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx] [B2 × D2] → [D1]
 Difference Operator
 D : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 DJ : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D B2 × D2 → D
 DJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx] [B2 × D2] → [D1]
 Differential Operator
 d : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 dJ : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D B2 × D2 → D
 dJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx] [B2 × D2] → [D1]
 Remainder Operator
 r : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 rJ : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D B2 × D2 → D
 rJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx] [B2 × D2] → [D1]
 e = ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 eJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, dx] [B2 × D2] → [B × D]
 Secant Operator
 E = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 EJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, dx] [B2 × D2] → [B × D]
 Chord Operator
 D = ‹$$\epsilon$$, D› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 DJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, dx] [B2 × D2] → [B × D]
 Tangent Functor
 T = ‹$$\epsilon$$, d› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 dJ : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D B2 × D2 → D
 TJ : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, dx] [B2 × D2] → [B × D]

#### End of Perfunctory Chatter : Time to Roll the Clip!

Two steps remain to finish the analysis of J that I began so long ago. First, I need to paste the accumulated heap of flat pictures into the frames of transformations, filling out the shapes of the operator maps WJ : EU • → EX •. This scheme is executed in two styles, using the areal views in Figures 56-a and the box views in Figures 56-b. Finally, in Figures 57-1 to 57-4 I put all the pieces together to construct the full operator diagrams for W : J → WJ. There is a large amount of redundancy in these three series of figures. At this early stage of exposition I thought that it would be better not to tax the reader's imagination, and to guarantee that the author, at least, has worked through the relevant exercises. I hope the reader will excuse the flagrant use of space and try to view these snapshots as successive frames in the animation of logic that they are meant to become.

##### Operator Maps : Areal Views

Figure 56-a1. Radius Map of the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 56-a2. Secant Map of the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 56-a3. Chord Map of the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 56-a4. Tangent Map of the Conjunction J = uv

##### Operator Maps : Box Views

Figure 56-b1. Radius Map of the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 56-b2. Secant Map of the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 56-b3. Chord Map of the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 56-b4. Tangent Map of the Conjunction J = uv

##### Operator Diagrams for the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 57-1. Radius Operator Diagram for the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 57-2. Secant Operator Diagram for the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 57-3. Chord Operator Diagram for the Conjunction J = uv

Figure 57-4. Tangent Functor Diagram for the Conjunction J = uv

### Taking Aim at Higher Dimensional Targets

 The past and present wilt . . . . I have filled them and      emptied them, And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 87]

In the next Subdivision I consider a logical transformation F that has the concrete type F : [uv] → [xy] and the abstract type F : [B2] → [B2]. From the standpoint of propositional calculus, the task of understanding such a transformation is naturally approached by parsing it into component maps with 1-dimensional ranges, as follows:

 F = ‹f, g› = ‹F1, F2› : [u, v] → [x, y] where f = F1 : [u, v] → [x] and g = F2 : [u, v] → [y]

Then one tackles the separate components, now viewed as propositions Fi : U → B, one at a time. At the completion of this analytic phase, one returns to the task of synthesizing all of these partial and transient impressions into an agile form of integrity, a solidly coordinated and deeply integrated comprehension of the ongoing transformation. (Very often, of course, in tangling with refractory cases, one never gets as far as the beginning again.)

Let us now refer to the dimension of the target space or codomain as the toll (or tole) of a transformation, as distinguished from the dimension of the range or image that is customarily called the rank. When we keep to transformations with a toll of 1, as J : [uv] → [x], we tend to get lazy about distinguishing a logical transformation from its component propositions. However, if we deal with transformations of a higher toll, this form of indolence can no longer be tolerated.

Well, perhaps we can carry it a little further. After all, the operator result WJ : EU • → EX • is a map of toll 2, and cannot be unfolded in one piece as a proposition. But when a map has rank 1, like $$\epsilon$$J : EU → X ⊆ EX or dJ : EU → dX ⊆ EX, we naturally choose to concentrate on the 1-dimensional range of the operator result WJ, ignoring the final difference in quality between the spaces X and dX, and view WJ as a proposition about EU.

In this way, an initial ambivalence about the role of the operand J conveys a double duty to the result WJ. The pivot that is formed by our focus of attention is essential to the linkage that transfers this double moment, as the whole process takes its bearing and wheels around the precise measure of a narrow bead that we can draw on the range of WJ. This is the escapement that it takes to get away with what may otherwise seem to be a simple duplicity, and this is the tolerance that is needed to counterbalance a certain arrogance of equivocation, by all of which machinations we make ourselves free to indicate the operator results WJ as propositions or as transformations, indifferently.

But that's it, and no further. Neglect of these distinctions in range and target universes of higher dimensions is bound to cause a hopeless confusion. To guard against these adverse prospects, Tables 58 and 59 lay the groundwork for discussing a typical map F : [B2] → [B2], and begin to pave the way, to some extent, for discussing any transformation of the form F : [Bn] → [Bk].

Table 58. Cast of Characters: Expansive Subtypes of Objects and Operators
Item Notation Description Type
U • [u, v] Source Universe [Bn]
X •
 = [x, y] = [f, g]
Target Universe [Bk]
EU • [u, v, du, dv] Extended Source Universe [Bn × Dn]
EX •
 = [x, y, dx, dy] = [f, g, df, dg]
Extended Target Universe [Bk × Dk]
F F = ‹fg› : U • → X • Transformation, or Mapping [Bn] → [Bk]
 f g
 f, g : U → B f : U → [x] ⊆ X • g : U → [y] ⊆ X •
 Proposition
 Bn → B ∈ (Bn, Bn → B) = (Bn +→ B) = [Bn]
 W
 W : U • → EU • , X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •) , for each W in the set: {$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$, E, D, d}
 Operator
 [Bn] → [Bn × Dn] , [Bk] → [Bk × Dk] , ([Bn] → [Bk]) → ([Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk])
 $$\epsilon$$ $$\eta$$ E D d

 Tacit Extension Operator $$\epsilon$$ Trope Extension Operator $$\eta$$ Enlargement Operator E Difference Operator D Differential Operator d
 W
 W : U • → TU • = EU • , X • → TX • = EX • , (U • → X •) → (TU • → TX •) , for each W in the set: {e, E, D, T}
 Operator
 [Bn] → [Bn × Dn] , [Bk] → [Bk × Dk] , ([Bn] → [Bk]) → ([Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk])
 e E D T

 Radius Operator e = ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$› Secant Operator E = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E› Chord Operator D = ‹$$\epsilon$$, D› Tangent Functor T = ‹$$\epsilon$$, d›

Table 59. Synopsis of Terminology: Restrictive and Alternative Subtypes
Operator
or
Operand
Proposition
or
Component
Transformation
or
Mapping
Operand
 F = ‹F1, F2› F = ‹f, g› : U → X
 Fi : 〈u, v〉 → B Fi : Bn → B
 F : [u, v] → [x, y] F : Bn → Bk
 Tacit Extension
 $$\epsilon$$ : U • → EU • , X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → X •)
 $$\epsilon$$Fi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → B Bn × Dn → B
 $$\epsilon$$F : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, y] [Bn × Dn] → [Bk]
 Trope Extension
 $$\eta$$ : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 $$\eta$$Fi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D Bn × Dn → D
 $$\eta$$F : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Dk]
 Enlargement Operator
 E : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 EFi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D Bn × Dn → D
 EF : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Dk]
 Difference Operator
 D : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 DFi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D Bn × Dn → D
 DF : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Dk]
 Differential Operator
 d : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 dFi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D Bn × Dn → D
 dF : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Dk]
 Remainder Operator
 r : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → dX •)
 rFi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D Bn × Dn → D
 rF : [u, v, du, dv] → [dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Dk]
 e = ‹$$\epsilon$$, $$\eta$$› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 eF : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, y, dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk]
 Secant Operator
 E = ‹$$\epsilon$$, E› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 EF : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, y, dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk]
 Chord Operator
 D = ‹$$\epsilon$$, D› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 DF : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, y, dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk]
 Tangent Functor
 T = ‹$$\epsilon$$, d› : U • → EU • ,  X • → EX • , (U • → X •) → (EU • → EX •)
 dFi : 〈u, v, du, dv〉 → D Bn × Dn → D
 TF : [u, v, du, dv] → [x, y, dx, dy] [Bn × Dn] → [Bk × Dk]

### Transformations of Type B2 → B2

To take up a slightly more complex example, but one that remains simple enough to pursue through a complete series of developments, consider the transformation from U • = [uv] to X • = [xy] that is defined by the following system of equations:

 x = f‹u, v› = ((u)(v)) y = g‹u, v› = ((u, v))

The component notation F = ‹F1F2› = ‹fg› : U • → X • allows us to give a name and a type to this transformation, and permits us to define it by means of the compact description that follows:

 ‹x, y› = F‹u, v› = ‹((u)(v)), ((u, v))›

The information that defines the logical transformation F can be represented in the form of a truth table, as in Table 60. To cut down on subscripts in this example I continue to use plain letter equivalents for all components of spaces and maps.

Table 60. Propositional Transformation
u v f g
 0 0 1 1
 0 1 0 1
 0 1 1 1
 1 0 0 1
((u)(v)) ((u, v))

Figure 61 shows how one might paint a picture of the logical transformation F on the canvass that was earlier primed for this purpose (way back in Figure 30).

Figure 61. Propositional Transformation

Figure 62 extracts the gist of Figure 61, exemplifying a style of diagram that is adequate for most purposes.

Figure 62. Propositional Transformation (Short Form)

Figure 63 give a more complete picture of the transformation F, showing how the points of U • are transformed into points of X •. The lines that cross from one universe to the other trace the action that F induces on points, in other words, they depict the aspect of the transformation that acts as a mapping from points to points, and chart its effects on the elements that are variously called cells, points, positions, or singular propositions.

Figure 63. Transformation of Positions

Table 64 shows how the action of the transformation F on cells or points is computed in terms of coordinates.

Table 64. Transformation of Positions
u  v x y x y x (y) (xy (x)(y) X • = [xy ]
 0  0 0  1 1  0 1  1
 0 1 1 1
 1 0 0 1
 0 0 0 1
 0 1 1 0
 1 0 0 0
 0 0 0 0
 ↑ F ‹f, g › ↑
((u)(v)) ((uv)) u v (uv) (u)(v) ( ) U • = [uv ]

Table 65 extends this scheme from single cells to arbitrary regions of the source and target universes, and illustrates a form of computation that can be used to determine how a logical transformation acts on all of the propositions in the universe. The way that a transformation of positions affects the propositions, or any other structure that can be built on top of the positions, is normally called the induced action of the given transformation on the system of structures in question.

Table 65. Induced Transformation on Propositions
X •
 ← F = ‹f , g› ←
U •
fixy
 u = v =
 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
 = u = v
fjuv
 x = y =
 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
 = f‹u, v› = g‹u, v›
 f0 f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 f7
 () (x)(y) (x) y (x) x (y) (y) (x, y) (x  y)
 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1
 () () (u)(v) (u)(v) (u, v) (u, v) (u  v) (u  v)
 f0 f0 f1 f1 f6 f6 f7 f7
 f8 f9 f10 f11 f12 f13 f14 f15
 x  y ((x, y)) y (x (y)) x ((x) y) ((x)(y)) (())
 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
 u  v u  v ((u, v)) ((u, v)) ((u)(v)) ((u)(v)) (()) (())
 f8 f8 f9 f9 f14 f14 f15 f15

Given the alphabets U = {uv} and X = {xy}, along with the corresponding universes of discourse U • and X • $$\cong$$ [B2], how many logical transformations of the general form G = ‹G1G2› : U • → X • are there?

Since G1 and G2 can be any propositions of the type B2 → B, there are 24 = 16 choices for each of the maps G1 and G2, and thus there are 24$$\cdot$$24 = 28 = 256 different mappings altogether of the form G : U • → X •. The set of all functions of a given type is customarily denoted by placing its type indicator in parentheses, in the present instance writing (U • → X •) = {G : U • → X •}, and so the cardinality of this function space can be most conveniently summed up by writing |(U • → X •)| = |(B2 → B2)| = 44 = 256.

Given any transformation G = ‹G1G2› : U • → X • of this type, one can define a couple of further transformations, related to G, that operate between the extended universes, EU • and EX •, of its source and target domains.

First, the enlargement map (or the secant transformation) EG = ‹EG1, EG2› : EU • → EX • is defined by the following set of component equations:

 EGi = Gi‹u + du, v + dv›

Second, the difference map (or the chordal transformation) DG = ‹DG1, DG2› : EU • → EX • is defined in component-wise fashion as the boolean sum of the initial proposition Gi and the enlarged proposition EGi, for i = 1, 2, according to the following set of equations:

 DGi = Gi‹u, v› + EGi‹u, v, du, dv› = Gi‹u, v› + Gi‹u + du, v + dv›

Maintaining a strict analogy with ordinary difference calculus would perhaps have us write DGi = EGi – Gi, but the sum and difference operations are the same thing in boolean arithmetic. It is more often natural in the logical context to consider an initial proposition q, then to compute the enlargement Eq, and finally to determine the difference Dq = q + Eq, so we let the variant order of terms reflect this sequence of considerations.

Viewed in this light the difference operator D is imagined to be a function of very wide scope and polymorphic application, one that is able to realize the association between each transformation G and its difference map DG, for instance, taking the function space (U • → X •) into (EU • → EX •). Given the interpretive flexibility of contexts in which we are allowing a proposition to appear, it should be clear that an operator of this scope is not at all a trivial matter to define properly, and may take some trouble to work out. For the moment, let's content ourselves with returning to particular cases.

In their application to the present example, namely, the logical transformation F = ‹fg› = ‹((u)(v)), ((uv))›, the operators E and D respectively produce the enlarged map EF = ‹Ef, Eg› and the difference map DF = ‹Df, Dg›, whose components can be given as follows, if the reader, in lieu of a special font for the logical parentheses, can forgive a syntactically bilingual formulation:

 Ef = ((u + du)(v + dv)) Eg = ((u + du, v + dv))

 Df = ((u)(v)) + ((u + du)(v + dv)) Dg = ((u, v)) + ((u + du, v + dv))

But these initial formulas are purely definitional, and help us little in understanding either the purpose of the operators or the meaning of their results. Working symbolically, let us apply the same method to the separate components f and g that we earlier used on J. This work is recorded in Appendix 1 and a summary of the results is presented in Tables 66-i and 66-ii.

Table 66-i. Computation Summary for fu, v› = ((u)(v))
 $$\epsilon$$f = uv $$\cdot$$ 1 + u(v) $$\cdot$$ 1 + (u)v $$\cdot$$ 1 + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 0 Ef = uv $$\cdot$$ (du dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du (dv)) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ ((du) dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ ((du)(dv)) Df = uv $$\cdot$$ du dv + u(v) $$\cdot$$ du (dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du) dv + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ ((du)(dv)) df = uv $$\cdot$$ 0 + u(v) $$\cdot$$ du + (u)v $$\cdot$$ dv + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) rf = uv $$\cdot$$ du dv + u(v) $$\cdot$$ du dv + (u)v $$\cdot$$ du dv + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ du dv

Table 66-ii. Computation Summary for g‹u, v› = ((u, v))
 $$\epsilon$$g = uv $$\cdot$$ 1 + u(v) $$\cdot$$ 0 + (u)v $$\cdot$$ 0 + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 1 Eg = uv $$\cdot$$ ((du, dv)) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ ((du, dv)) Dg = uv $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) dg = uv $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) rg = uv $$\cdot$$ 0 + u(v) $$\cdot$$ 0 + (u)v $$\cdot$$ 0 + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ 0

Table 67 shows how to compute the analytic series for F = ‹fg› = ‹((u)(v)), ((uv))› in terms of coordinates, and Table 68 recaps these results in symbolic terms, agreeing with earlier derivations.

Table 67. Computation of an Analytic Series in Terms of Coordinates
 u v
 du dv
 u’ v’
 0 0
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 1
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
 1 0
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
 1 1
 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
 $$\epsilon$$f $$\epsilon$$g
 Ef Eg
 Df Dg
 df dg
 d2f d2g
 0 1
 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 1 0
 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 1 0
 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 1 1
 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Table 68. Computation of an Analytic Series in Symbolic Terms
u  v f  g Df Dg df dg d2f d2g
 0  0 0  1 1  0 1  1
 0  1 1  0 1  0 1  1
 ((du)(dv)) (du) dv du (dv) du  dv
 (du, dv) (du, dv) (du, dv) (du, dv)
 (du, dv) dv du ( )
 (du, dv) (du, dv) (du, dv) (du, dv)
 du dv du dv du dv du dv
 ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )

Figure 69 gives a graphical picture of the difference map DF = ‹Df, Dg› for the transformation F = ‹fg› = ‹((u)(v)), ((uv))›. This depicts the same information about Df and Dg that was given in the corresponding rows of the computation summary in Tables 66-i and 66-ii, excerpted here:

 Df = uv $$\cdot$$ du dv + u(v) $$\cdot$$ du (dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du) dv + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ ((du)(dv)) Dg = uv $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv)

Figure 69. Difference Map of F = ‹f, g› = ‹((u)(v)), ((u, v))›

Figure 70-a shows a graphical way of picturing the tangent functor map dF = ‹df, dg› for the transformation F = ‹fg› = ›((u)(v)), ((u, v))›. This amounts to the same information about df and dg that was given in the computation summary of Tables 66-i and 66-ii, the relevant rows of which are repeated here:

 df = uv $$\cdot$$ 0 + u(v) $$\cdot$$ du + (u)v $$\cdot$$ dv + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) dg = uv $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + u(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)v $$\cdot$$ (du, dv) + (u)(v) $$\cdot$$ (du, dv)

Figure 70-a. Tangent Functor Diagram for F‹u, v› = ‹((u)(v)), ((u, v))›

Figure 70-b shows another way to picture the action of the tangent functor on the logical transformation Fuv› = ‹((u)(v)), ((uv))›, roughly in the style of the bundle of universes type of diagram. Figure 70-b. Tangent Functor Ferris Wheel for F‹u, v› = ‹((u)(v)), ((u, v))›

• Nota Bene. The original Figure 70-b lost some of its labeling in a succession of platform metamorphoses over the years, so I have included an Ascii version below to indicate where the missing labels go.
o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
| dU                    |  | dU                    |  | dU                    |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|     /////\ /////\     |  |     /XXXX\ /XXXX\     |  |     /\\\\\ /\\\\\     |
|    ///////o//////\    |  |    /XXXXXXoXXXXXX\    |  |    /\\\\\\o\\\\\\\    |
|   //////// \//////\   |  |   /XXXXXX/ \XXXXXX\   |  |   /\\\\\\/ \\\\\\\\   |
|  o///////   \//////o  |  |  oXXXXXX/   \XXXXXXo  |  |  o\\\\\\/   \\\\\\\o  |
|  |/////o     o/////|  |  |  |XXXXXo     oXXXXX|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  |/du//|     |//dv/|  |  |  |XXXXX|     |XXXXX|  |  |  |\du\\|     |\\dv\|  |
|  |/////o     o/////|  |  |  |XXXXXo     oXXXXX|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\   ///////o  |  |  oXXXXXX\   /XXXXXXo  |  |  o\\\\\\\   /\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\ ////////   |  |   \XXXXXX\ /XXXXXX/   |  |   \\\\\\\\ /\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o///////    |  |    \XXXXXXoXXXXXX/    |  |    \\\\\\\o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \/////     |  |     \XXXX/ \XXXX/     |  |     \\\\\/ \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |  |                       |  |                       |
o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
=      du' @ (u)(v)       o-----------------------o          dv' @ (u)(v)   =
=                        | dU'                   |                        =
=                       |      o--o   o--o      |                       =
=                      |     /////\ /\\\\\     |                      =
=                     |    ///////o\\\\\\\    |                     =
=                    |   ////////X\\\\\\\\   |                    =
=                   |  o///////XXX\\\\\\\o  |                   =
=                  |  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |                  =
= = = = = = = = = = =|/du'/|XXXXX|\dv'\|= = = = = = = = = = =
|  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\XXX/\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\X/\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |
o-----------------------o

o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
| dU                    |  | dU                    |  | dU                    |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|     /    \ /////\     |  |     /\\\\\ /XXXX\     |  |     /\\\\\ /\\\\\     |
|    /      o//////\    |  |    /\\\\\\oXXXXXX\    |  |    /\\\\\\o\\\\\\\    |
|   /      //\//////\   |  |   /\\\\\\//\XXXXXX\   |  |   /\\\\\\/ \\\\\\\\   |
|  o      ////\//////o  |  |  o\\\\\\////\XXXXXXo  |  |  o\\\\\\/   \\\\\\\o  |
|  |     o/////o/////|  |  |  |\\\\\o/////oXXXXX|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  | du  |/////|//dv/|  |  |  |\\\\\|/////|XXXXX|  |  |  |\du\\|     |\\dv\|  |
|  |     o/////o/////|  |  |  |\\\\\o/////oXXXXX|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  o      \//////////o  |  |  o\\\\\\\////XXXXXXo  |  |  o\\\\\\\   /\\\\\\o  |
|   \      \/////////   |  |   \\\\\\\\//XXXXXX/   |  |   \\\\\\\\ /\\\\\\/   |
|    \      o///////    |  |    \\\\\\\oXXXXXX/    |  |    \\\\\\\o\\\\\\/    |
|     \    / \/////     |  |     \\\\\/ \XXXX/     |  |     \\\\\/ \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |  |                       |  |                       |
o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
=      du' @ (u) v        o-----------------------o          dv' @ (u) v    =
=                        | dU'                   |                        =
=                       |      o--o   o--o      |                       =
=                      |     /////\ /\\\\\     |                      =
=                     |    ///////o\\\\\\\    |                     =
=                    |   ////////X\\\\\\\\   |                    =
=                   |  o///////XXX\\\\\\\o  |                   =
=                  |  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |                  =
= = = = = = = = = = =|/du'/|XXXXX|\dv'\|= = = = = = = = = = =
|  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\XXX/\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\X/\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |
o-----------------------o

o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
| dU                    |  | dU                    |  | dU                    |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|     /////\ /    \     |  |     /XXXX\ /\\\\\     |  |     /\\\\\ /\\\\\     |
|    ///////o      \    |  |    /XXXXXXo\\\\\\\    |  |    /\\\\\\o\\\\\\\    |
|   /////////\      \   |  |   /XXXXXX//\\\\\\\\   |  |   /\\\\\\/ \\\\\\\\   |
|  o//////////\      o  |  |  oXXXXXX////\\\\\\\o  |  |  o\\\\\\/   \\\\\\\o  |
|  |/////o/////o     |  |  |  |XXXXXo/////o\\\\\|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  |/du//|/////|  dv |  |  |  |XXXXX|/////|\\\\\|  |  |  |\du\\|     |\\dv\|  |
|  |/////o/////o     |  |  |  |XXXXXo/////o\\\\\|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\////      o  |  |  oXXXXXX\////\\\\\\o  |  |  o\\\\\\\   /\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\//      /   |  |   \XXXXXX\//\\\\\\/   |  |   \\\\\\\\ /\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o      /    |  |    \XXXXXXo\\\\\\/    |  |    \\\\\\\o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \    /     |  |     \XXXX/ \\\\\/     |  |     \\\\\/ \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |  |                       |  |                       |
o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
=      du' @  u (v)       o-----------------------o          dv' @  u (v)   =
=                        | dU'                   |                        =
=                       |      o--o   o--o      |                       =
=                      |     /////\ /\\\\\     |                      =
=                     |    ///////o\\\\\\\    |                     =
=                    |   ////////X\\\\\\\\   |                    =
=                   |  o///////XXX\\\\\\\o  |                   =
=                  |  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |                  =
= = = = = = = = = = =|/du'/|XXXXX|\dv'\|= = = = = = = = = = =
|  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\XXX/\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\X/\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |
o-----------------------o

o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
| dU                    |  | dU                    |  | dU                    |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|     /    \ /    \     |  |     /\\\\\ /\\\\\     |  |     /\\\\\ /\\\\\     |
|    /      o      \    |  |    /\\\\\\o\\\\\\\    |  |    /\\\\\\o\\\\\\\    |
|   /      / \      \   |  |   /\\\\\\/ \\\\\\\\   |  |   /\\\\\\/ \\\\\\\\   |
|  o      /   \      o  |  |  o\\\\\\/   \\\\\\\o  |  |  o\\\\\\/   \\\\\\\o  |
|  |     o     o     |  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  | du  |     |  dv |  |  |  |\\\\\|     |\\\\\|  |  |  |\du\\|     |\\dv\|  |
|  |     o     o     |  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |  |  |\\\\\o     o\\\\\|  |
|  o      \   /      o  |  |  o\\\\\\\   /\\\\\\o  |  |  o\\\\\\\   /\\\\\\o  |
|   \      \ /      /   |  |   \\\\\\\\ /\\\\\\/   |  |   \\\\\\\\ /\\\\\\/   |
|    \      o      /    |  |    \\\\\\\o\\\\\\/    |  |    \\\\\\\o\\\\\\/    |
|     \    / \    /     |  |     \\\\\/ \\\\\/     |  |     \\\\\/ \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |  |      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |  |                       |  |                       |
o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
=      du' @  u v         o-----------------------o          dv' @  u v     =
=                        | dU'                   |                        =
=                       |      o--o   o--o      |                       =
=                      |     /////\ /\\\\\     |                      =
=                     |    ///////o\\\\\\\    |                     =
=                    |   ////////X\\\\\\\\   |                    =
=                   |  o///////XXX\\\\\\\o  |                   =
=                  |  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |                  =
= = = = = = = = = = =|/du'/|XXXXX|\dv'\|= = = = = = = = = = =
|  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\XXX/\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\X/\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |
o-----------------------o

o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
| U                     |  |\U\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|  |\U\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|
|      o--o   o--o      |  |\\\\\\o--o\\\o--o\\\\\\|  |\\\\\\o--o\\\o--o\\\\\\|
|     /////\ /////\     |  |\\\\\/////\\/////\\\\\\|  |\\\\\/    \\/    \\\\\\|
|    ///////o//////\    |  |\\\\///////o//////\\\\\|  |\\\\/      o      \\\\\|
|   /////////\//////\   |  |\\\////////X\//////\\\\|  |\\\/      /\\      \\\\|
|  o//////////\//////o  |  |\\o///////XXX\//////o\\|  |\\o      /\\\\      o\\|
|  |/////o/////o/////|  |  |\\|/////oXXXXXo/////|\\|  |\\|     o\\\\\o     |\\|
|  |//u//|/////|//v//|  |  |\\|//u//|XXXXX|//v//|\\|  |\\|  u  |\\\\\|  v  |\\|
|  |/////o/////o/////|  |  |\\|/////oXXXXXo/////|\\|  |\\|     o\\\\\o     |\\|
|  o//////\//////////o  |  |\\o//////\XXX///////o\\|  |\\o      \\\\/      o\\|
|   \//////\/////////   |  |\\\\//////\X////////\\\|  |\\\\      \\/      /\\\|
|    \//////o///////    |  |\\\\\//////o///////\\\\|  |\\\\\      o      /\\\\|
|     \///// \/////     |  |\\\\\\/////\\/////\\\\\|  |\\\\\\    /\\    /\\\\\|
|      o--o   o--o      |  |\\\\\\o--o\\\o--o\\\\\\|  |\\\\\\o--o\\\o--o\\\\\\|
|                       |  |\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|  |\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|
o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o  o-----------------------o
=          u'             o-----------------------o              v'         =
=                        | U'                    |                        =
=                       |      o--o   o--o      |                       =
=                      |     /////\ /\\\\\     |                      =
=                     |    ///////o\\\\\\\    |                     =
=                    |   ////////X\\\\\\\\   |                    =
=                   |  o///////XXX\\\\\\\o  |                   =
=                  |  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |                  =
= = = = = = = = = = =|/u'//|XXXXX|\\v'\|= = = = = = = = = = =
|  |/////oXXXXXo\\\\\|  |
|  o//////\XXX/\\\\\\o  |
|   \//////\X/\\\\\\/   |
|    \//////o\\\\\\/    |
|     \///// \\\\\/     |
|      o--o   o--o      |
|                       |
o-----------------------o

Figure 70-b.  Tangent Functor Ferris Wheel for F<u, v> = <((u)(v)), ((u, v))>


## Epilogue, Enchoiry, Exodus

 It is time to explain myself . . . . let us stand up. — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, [Whi, 79]