Sur les traces de Lévi-Strauss, Lacan et Foucault, filant comme le sable au vent marin...

31 Juillet 2016

This article follows the previous one #2 where we commented the concepts of "*object*", "*map*" and "*rule*". We saw that the mathematical "*categories*" respect what we consider as the two first elementary axioms of any language:

- the "
*dichotomous*" principle : at its lowest level any language is structured upon simple pairs of antagonists concepts such as 0 / 1; - the "
*non contradiction principle*".

This conducts to discriminate the "*domain*" * A* and the "

But what is happening when we consider * A* two time, one as the domain and the other one as the codomain, regarding this particular rule :

Consider a general relation * f *between

Now, what can we say, considering this rule : *for each a of A, then a of A*.

In first, I need to realize the same gap * IA* =>

Formaly, we have to do the job two times: the first gap to erect * A* as a domain, and the second, as a codomain.

It is important to consider this very closely: if I do actually this 2 gaps between * IA* and

Consider as an example a sentence like this one:* I speak french as well as Napoleon*. I assume that "french" refer to the same language. But is it really true? Obviously not: our vocabulary is not the same, and the grammatical rules have changed between 1800 and 2016. And this evolution, this change in the language is, in the original sens of the term, a "*diachronical* evolution".

In fact, I can avoid such "*time* *consideration*" because I have not to do those 2 gaps: one is enough. Because the characterization of * A* as a

But, even in that simple case, avoiding time consideration, can I say that * A* at

Consider that our * A* is a baby named Charly, and try to imagine what is "Charly" for himself. In child development, mirror stage is where the ego is born. Let's define the Imagination level of Charly, before he reaches this "mirror stage" as

You could object that the case is not relevant, because the object * A* doesn't exist at the level

, where we consider the elementary photons;**Ic**, where we consider the light as a wave.**Iw**

Can we consider that the concept "light" remains unchanged when we change our mind from * Ic* to

Those examples are sufficient to say that, in our ordinary experience, the "*objects*" of our attention (depending of our intention) are related to the Imaginary level where we consider them.

But not here : in the mathematical language, we don't take in consideration any modification of the object, either due to the time (an evolution) or to a pure "diachronical gap" as seen on our previous examples. Mathematics is purely a "synchronical language". And we assume that * A* remains unchanged when we change our Imaginary level. And this is a major issue in mathematics. In geometry, for example, a figure remains unchanged, when we modified the the base of its coordinates...

We have already discussed about the meaning of X1 or "one time" in my article "regard entropologique sur les maths suite 1" and we concluded that this neutral element (for the multiplication) is a pure "diachronical jump".

Let us use the terms of the linguistic to express the elementary action of using the term "** A**" in order to start the description of a map, referring to a set "

- "
" at**A**level is the**IAB***referring object*; - "
" at**A**level is the**IA***referred object*.

And this elementary action that I am doing, can be described, as usual for any "motion" or "action" by the use of a diachronical concept linked to a synchronical one. You can see it represented on the following drawing, represented by 2 red arrows:

- the first one is a pure diachronical jump; it is the projection of the
*referred term*at**A**level, to the place of the*IA**referring term*defined as the**A****domain****A**atlevel**IAB** - the second one is an expression, in the
synchronical language of an identity between the referred object represented by "**IAB**" and the referring object represented by "**A**-domain".**A**-codomain

In others mords, the fonction identity * 1A* is a representation ex-post (at

And the mathematical language, purely synchronical, doesn't represent the motion, but only a trace after its achievement.

*=> That is why, the reverse action IA-1 can only be defined if IA exists.*

As a matter of fact, after we have reached the * IAB* level and defined

I suggest to summarize those remarks about the identity relation, as follows:

1/ in a upstream diachronical jump, an object ** A** is not changed :

** => A at IA level = A at IAB if IA < IAB **this is the relation identity noted :

2/ If * 1A* exists (i.e.: that means

**=>** referring* A* =

**=>** and then** 1A = 1A-1**

The interest of this point of view is to connect the mathematics language to a more general approach, taking into account a very basic definition of the time as a "diachronical jump", and any motion as a dual concept involving 2 concepts:

- One diachronical concept (as the time)
- One synchronical concept (as the space)

An approach where we find the two different ways we used to represent a motion:

- Either we describe the motion itself, with a synchronical concept at
level and an associated diachronical concept between**Ik**and**Ik**level, (example space at**Ik+1**and time between**Ik**and**Ik**) and we are in the action, during its fulfillment; while the motion is on progress,**Ik+1** - Or we describe
*the result*of the motion (*ex post*) by a synchronical concept at the upper level(example : speed at**Ik+1**); but we are disconnected from the scene, not any more like a spectator or an actor, but like a film critic, at a higher position on our diachronical axis.**Ik+1**

The rising question, now, is to understand how we can describe a physical motion with this mathematical language which evacuates any consciousness of time (all well as any uncertainty during a motion) by this axiom of identity.

Nevertheless, at this stage, I can say that there is no contradiction between our "entropological" approach are those very elementary concepts of the mathematics, at the lowest stage I can imagine...

To be continued...

Hari

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