Structure of Matter, Structure of Mind
Man’s Place in Nature, Reconsidered
By William L. Abler
220 pages, Illustrated, 7 ½” x 9 ¾”
Structure of Matter, Structure of Mind provides a complete, clear, unified theory of the foundations of mathematics, language, and the human mind. Mind in the human sense is no longer distinguished by a few chance details of zoological classification, but, like physics, is based directly in first principles. Because sentences share all functional mechanisms with equations - a main verb, linguistic deep-structure, recursion, discreteness, linear delivery, truth and falsity – language shares a common source with arithmetic and algebra.
Because truth or falsity of equations depends on their symmetry about the "equals", equations are self-regulating, not arbitrary, and reflect the founding properties of matter. Sentences of ordinary language are formed from equations by the turning of a single key – that of symmetry - unlocking the human mind into the fascinating non-Euclidean world of 21st century physics and beyond.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Character of the Mind
Chapter 3. Dialog
Chapter 4. The Pattern Playback, Perception of the Speech Code; A Speech Synthesizer
“William Abler offered a brilliant insight into the language system – what he
called the particulate principle is elegant in its simplicity.”
SALLY SHAYWITZ, M.D., author, Overcoming Dyslexia,
Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University, and co-director,
Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention.
“In this brilliant, provocative, and sometimes infuriating book, Bill Abler marshals
evidence that principles governing human language are inherent in the
material universe, are shared with mathematics, and are more fundamental
than life itself. It will be a rare person who reads Structure of Matter without
feeling the ground shift beneath them.”
JEFFREY J. WINE, Cystic Fibrosis Laboratory and Director,
Program in Human Biology, Stanford University.
“A new paradigm for how we think of the origins of language and math: deals
a body blow to the whole field of evolutionary linguistics. Certainly one of the
most important books of the decade.”
OLIVER R. W. PERGAMS, evolutionary biologist,
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.
“To see that the foundations of mind are in first principles rather than in evolution
is to return to us the uniqueness that Copernicus and Darwin took away.”
STANLEY SMERIN, neuroscientist,
National Institutes of Health (USA).
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