In Dianetics we introduce infinity-valued logic1, and this is our second logical postulate. You have probably seen this before. It is in earlier notes and lectures. I will go over it very briefly in order to give you just a little review.
On one side we have right, on the other we have wrong. On each [...]
It is all very well to say, “One equals one,” until you ask, “One what?” It’s very nice to have an abstract datum: one, and this abstract datum is a symbol that will represent another one, and that is a symbol which represents—but let’s say, “One what?” And we say, “One apple.” And if we [...]
The Spectrum of Logic
Primitive logic was one-valued. Everything was assumed to be the product of a divine will, and there was no obligation to decide the rightness or wrongness of anything. Most logic added up merely to the propitiation of the gods. Aristotle formulated two-valued logic. A thing was either right or wrong. This type [...]
Once there was such a thing as one-valued logic. That was what man had, and he got along very well on it—the will of God. Anything that happened was God’s fault. Man had no responsibility for his own actions; he was strictly a pawn in the hands of fate. Ancient superstitions ran [...]