publication . Article . 2016

Viewing Formal Mathematics from Yoruba Conception of the Sky

Segla, Aimé;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Yoruba Cosmology resembles a generative system at the foundation of concepts. The traditional thought, which derives from the reality of the identical pair incorporated from cosmology into real life, exemplifies all kind of existing knowledge, culture and practices.  Previous studies by the author show in some detail the scientific interests in Yoruba cosmology. The present paper aims to view formal mathematics through the interpretation of Yoruba sky knowledge. It attempts to demonstrate that linguistic codes elaborated from the Yoruba conception of the sky are binary and hexadecimal codes that imply Algebraic Boolean structure or Group Structure. The system is...
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free text keywords: concept and logic [history], Boolean-group structure [algebra], interpretation [astronomy], formal mathematics, Yoruba cosmology, tacit-implicit [knowledge]
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