By Karl Erich Wolff, Heather D. Pfeiffer, Harry S. Delugach

This publication constitutes the refereed complaints of the twelfth overseas convention on Conceptual constructions, ICCS 2004, held in Huntsville, AL, united states in July 2004.

The 21 revised complete papers offered including five invited papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen for inclusion within the e-book. The papers are prepared in topical sections on information and conceptual buildings, notion lattices and proposal graphs, conceptual frameworks for functions, and reasoning with conceptual constructions.

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22 DAVt D B B R L I N 5 K I We know now that there were cold gray clouds scheduled to come skittering over those sunny skies, the clouds destined to drop their loads over science as well as life. In 1887, the American physicists Albert Michelson and Edward Morley observed experimentally that the speed of light seemed unaf­ fected by its passage through the luminiferous ether, a conclu­ sion at odds with Newtonian physics and with common sense, and, indeed, a conclusion at odds with the existence of the lu­ miniferous ether.

T HE A D V E N T OF T HE A L G O R I T H M 13 A SCHEME Beyond what he has said, Leibniz has a scheme, of course, if only because everyone in the seventeenth century has a scheme, the things popping up like mushrooms after a heavy rain, and it is only bad luck that has prevented him from asking his patron for funds to put his scheme into practice. Like almost everyone else, Leibniz thinks of his scheme in terms of an encyclopedia, his omnivorous intelligence de­ manding at every turn that the full range of human knowledge be spread out on the printed page, compiled in books, massed in libraries, collected in institutions.

Trauberman DAVI D B E R L I N S K I Memorial Transplant Center at the Mount Christopher Medi­ cal Center in Yonkers, New York. ” he mutters, letting his head droop for old time’s sake. I am talking hypothetically. Doctor. And I don’t mind if you nap. I may need you more than you need me. But look, dogs really aren’t the point. Logic is a formal discipline. Dogs enter the picture as an instance. As they are so often in real life, they are simply along for the ride. The logician’s clamp tightens itself over propositions, but we feel the clamp and are bound by its power because infer­ ence is a mental motion, one that proceeds by means of the soft furry pop of intuition.

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