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It is to him, however, that credit should be given for initiating and developing a
theory of relations. He invented a symbolism in which such notions as the
contradictory, the converse, and the transitivity of a relation could be expressed,
as well ...
Classification of dyadic relations. □ ~%wu] V (~(pz V y/zx)} Consider the closed (
Vx) (Vy) ((pxy D (pyx) which means that, whenever the relation (p holds between
one object and a second, it also holds between that second object and the first.
An undefined relation Pt serves as the basis for an axiomatic theory of the part
relation. This relation is operative with respect to the items of some domain D,
over which the variables a, fi, y, . . . (alpha, beta, gamma, etc.) arc assumed to
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