Re: the nature of 'construct'

W Ramsay (
Fri, 7 Jun 1996 10:49:27 +0100

On 5 June Brain Gaines wrote:


>There is a nice logical development of Kelly's postulational system
>based on his own "psychological geometry" as he reported it to Luria
>when Kelly visited the USSR in April 1961.
>Kelly's terminology for elements, constructs, postulate and corollaries
>is drawn from Euclid's elements and his system is exceptionally clear
>when conceived in geometrical terms.


Thanks, Brian, for the references, at which I've had a quick look. I'm
grateful for your and Peter Caputi's help in this and will certainly follow
it up over the summer. As a very peripheral mathematician I've long had a
notion about grids as vector spaces, in terms of mathematical formalism (any
thoughts?), but the geometrical approach really appeals.



Bill Ramsay,
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