Sense and Choice Categories

  • Jens Mammen
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


The duality in humans’ asymmetric subject-object relations to the world can be described as two different ways of selecting, differentiating, and combining categories of objects in the world, sense categories based on objects’ form or features and choice categories based on objects’ existence as matter distributed and moving in space and time. The joint structure of these categories can be described in a simple and elegant axiomatic system using modern mathematical logic and topology, but expressed in terms of ordinary language, and with far-reaching consequences.


Sense categories Choice categories Axiomatic systems Mathematics Logic Topology Axiom of choice Decidability Extensional method Duality Time Ideal and realistic models 


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  • Jens Mammen
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  1. 1.Niels Bohr Professorship Centre for Cultural PsychologyAalborg University Centre for Cultural PsychologyAalborg ØstDenmark

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