David Ellerman

University of Ljubljana

Researcher

School of Social Science

Ljubljana, CA

Slovenia

http://www.ellerman.org

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Scholarly Papers (73)

1.

The Mathematics of Real Estate Appraisal

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 May 2004 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Valuation formulas, real estate appraisal, internal rate of return

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Marxism as a Capitalist Tool

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Marx, Marxism, capitalism, socialism, economic democracy

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Lessons from Eastern Europe's Voucher Privatization

Challenge, Vol. 44, No. 4, Pp. 14-37, July/August 2001
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Apr 2002
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Introduction to Property Theory

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Property rights, responsibility, appropriation

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Double-Entry Accounting: The Mathematical Formulation and Generalization

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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double-entry accounting, debits, credits, multi-dimensional accounting

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Policy Research on Migration and Development

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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migration, development, brain drain

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Helping People Help Themselves: Toward a Theory of Autonomy-Compatible Help

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Category Theory and Universal Models: Adjoints and Brain Functors

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 17 May 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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adjoint functors, universal models, selectionist mechanisms, category theory

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Numeraire Illusion: The Final Demise of the Kaldor-Hicks Principle

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Kaldor-Hicks, Chicago School, wealth maximization, cost-benefit analysis

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The Labor Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory

Ellerman, David. 2016. “The Labour Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory.” Economic Thought 5 (1): 19–36.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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labor theory of property, responsibility, imputation principle, appropriation, whole product, labor theory of value

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The Workplace in Deliberative Democratic Theory: A Note on Kant, Mill, and Dewey

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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deliberative democracy, Kant, Mill, Dewey, workplace democracy

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A Common Fallacy in Quantum Mechanics: Why Delayed Choice Experiments do NOT imply Retrocausality

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics, double-slit experiment, polarization analyzer

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On Property Theory

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Nov 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Theory of property; appropriation; invisible hand; responsibility principle, Hume, Locke, employment relation, inalienability of responsible agency

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Inalienable Rights: A Litmus Test for Liberal Theories of Justice

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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inalienable rights, Rawls, Nozick, liberal theories of justice

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Goodwill: A Present Property Right or Only an Anticipated Future Right?

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Goodwill, property rights, going-concern contractual position

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The Role of Capital in 'Capitalist' and in Labor-Managed Firms

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Dec 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
Downloads 276 (204,036)
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Property appropriation, capital rights, ownership of the firm, labor-managed firm

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Jane Jacobs on Development

Oxford Development Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Jane Jacobs, development, migration, spin-offs

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Inalienable Rights and Liberal - Contractarian Theories of Justice - With Applications to Rawls and Nussbaum

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Inalienable rights, Rawls, Nussbaum, A Theory of Justice, Frontiers of Justice

19.

Hirschmanian Themes of Social Learning and Change

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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On Double-Entry Bookkeeping: The Mathematical Treatment

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jul 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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double-entry method, group of differences, Pacioli group, T-accounts, multi-dimensional double-entry bookkeeping

21.

A Mathematical Introduction to Property Theory: The Fundamental Theorem and Duality Theory for Penalties

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Dec 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Property appropriation, invisible hand mechanism, responsibility, convex duality

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Voucher Privatization with Investment Funds: An Institutional Analysis

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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23.

The Indirect Approach

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Is Wall Street Capitalism Really 'The Model'?

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Jan 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Wall Street capitalism, responsibility principle, absentee ownership, logic of exit, logic of commitment

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A Theory of Inalienability: Towards A Theory of Classical Liberal Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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classical liberalism, jurisprudence, inalienable rights

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Employment contract, corporate governance, workplace democracy

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Corporations!

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 May 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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corporations, limited liability, Citizens United, affected interests, stakeholders, democratic firms

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The Two Institutional Logics: Exit-Oriented Versus Commitment-Oriented Institutional Designs

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Jul 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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exit, voice, commitment, series-parallel duality. institutional design

Transforming the Old into a Foundation for the New: Lessons of the Moldova Aria Project

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic
University of Ljubljana and World Bank
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Transforming the Old into a Foundation for the New - Lessons of the Moldova Aria Project

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2866
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic
University of Ljubljana and World Bank
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Enterprise Development & Reform, Public Health Promotion, Banks & Banking Reform, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Small Scale Enterprise, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Banks & Banking Reform, Small Scale Enterprise, Microfinance, Private Participation in Infrastructure

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Parallel Experimentation: A Basic Scheme for Dynamic Efficiency

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2004
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Evolution, dynamic efficiency, parallel experimentation

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Job and Enterprise Creation Schemes: Putting Jane Jacobs to Work

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Mar 2006
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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entrepreneurship, Jane Jacobs, job creation

32.

Rethinking Libertarianism: A Review/Essay on Elizabeth Anderson's Private Government

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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employment contract, democratic firm, inalienable rights

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Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life: Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics

Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life: Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1995
Number of pages: 279 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Counting Distinctions: On the Conceptual Foundations of Shannon's Information Theory

Synthese, Vol. 168, pp. 119-149, May 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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information theory, Shannon's entropy, logical entropy, logic of partitions

35.

Justice in the Workplace

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Nov 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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labor theory of property, responsibility principle, workplace democracy

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On the Renting of Persons

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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inalienable rights, employment contract, pactum subjectionis, coverture marriage contract

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Does Classical Liberalism Imply Democracy?

Ethics & Global Politics, Vol. 8, 2015, doi: 10.3402/egp.v8.29310
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Liberalism, inalienable rights, charter cities, startup cities, James Buchanan

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The Logic of Partitions: Introduction to the Dual of the Logic of Subsets

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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alternative logics, partition logic, subset logic

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A Short Note on the Logico-Conceptual Foundations of Information Theory in Partition Logic

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 28 May 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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entropy, information theory, partition logic

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Series-Parallel Duality in the Mathematics of Appraisal

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Series-Parallel Duality, Six functions of one, financial valuation

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Worker Cooperatives as Based on First Principles

Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 20-32, (2016)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Feb 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Worker Cooperatives; Juridical Principle of Imputing Responsibility; Democratic Theory

42.

An Introduction to Logical Entropy and its Relation to Shannon Entropy

Ellerman, David 2013. An Introduction to Logical Entropy and its relation to Shannon Entropy. International Journal of Semantic Computing. 7 (2): 121-145.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Nov 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Information theory, Shannon entropy, Logical entropy

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Three Themes About Democratic Enterprises: Capital Structure, Education, and Spin-Offs

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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capital accounts, participative management, spin-offs

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On the Duality between Existence and Information

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Nov 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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partition logic, subset logic, duality, logical information theory, quantum mechanics

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A Basic Fallacy in Law & Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Kaldor-Hicks principle, wealth maximization law & economics, consumers and producers surpluses

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On a Fallacy in the Kaldor-Hicks Efficiency-Equity Analysis

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 10 May 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Kaldor-Hicks criterion, wealth maximization, efficiency, equity, law and economics, cost-benefit analysis

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On Concrete Universals: A Modern Treatment Using Category Theory

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 May 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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category theory, cognitive science, brain, universals

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Mac Lane, Bourbaki, and Adjoints: A Heteromorphic Retrospective

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jun 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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category theory, adjoint functors, Bourbaki, Grothendieck, universal mapping properties

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Reply to Commentaries on 'The Labour Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory'

Economic Thought 5.2: 44-61, 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Nov 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Labour Theory of Property, Power Relations, Employment System of Renting Persons, Marxism, Theories of Exploitation, The Corporate Legal Form

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An Introduction to Partition Logic

Logic Journal of IGPL Advance Access, September 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logic of partitions, Boolean logic of subsets

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Rethinking Libertarianism: A Review Essay on Elizabeth Anderson’s ‘Private Government’

Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs (Preprint), 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jun 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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employment relation, corporations, employee ownership

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Category Theory and Set Theory as Theories about Complementary Types of Universals

Logic and Logical Philosophy (Online First), Aug 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Aug 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Universals, Category Theory, Plato's Theory of Forms, Set Theoretic Antinomies, Universal Mapping Properties

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The Objective Indefiniteness Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics, partition logic

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Introduction to Quantum Logical Information Theory

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Jul 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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classical and quantum logical information theory

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How Mathematics Obscures Conceptual Errors in the Arrow-Debreu General Equilibrium Model

Ellerman, David. 2020. “How Mathematics Obscures Conceptual Errors in Arrow-Debreu General Equilibrium Model.” Review of Economics and Economic Methodology IV (1 Summer): 7–30.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Aug 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Arrow-Debreu, Contractual nature of residual claimancy, competitive equilibrium with positive profits, non-ownership of production sets

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Book Review of Erik Olin Wright's 'Envisioning Real Utopias'

Ellerman, David. 2018. “Review: Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright.” Cosmos & Taxis 5 (3–4): 94–103
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 May 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Envisioning Real Utopias, worker cooperatives, Marxism, labor theory of value, G.A. Cohen

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Reframing the Labor Question: On Marginal Productivity Theory and the Labor Theory of Property

Review of Economics and Economic Methodology, Volume 2, Issue 1, October 2017
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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marginal productivity theory, labor theory of property, "labor question"

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Four Ways from Universal to Particular: How Chomsky's Language-Acquisition Faculty Is Not Selectionist

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Chomsky language-acquisition faculty, selectionism, partition logic

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On Self-Predicative Universals in Category Theory

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 May 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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category theory, universals, Platonic philosophy, logic, set theory paradoxes

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On Adjoint and Brain Functors

Axiomathes (preprint), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Aug 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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cognitive science, category theory, perception, action, heteromorphisms

On Adjoint and Brain Functors

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Jun 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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adjoint functors, brain functors, mathematical cognitive science

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Quantum Mechanics Over Sets

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics over Z2, Logic of quantum mechanics, modal quantum theory

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Partitions and Objective Indefiniteness in Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2014
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum mechanics, objective indefiniteness, partitions

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The Quantum Logic of Direct-Sum Decompositions

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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quantum logic, direct-sum decompositions, q-analogs

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On Vectorial Marginal Products and Modern Property Theory

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Dec 2015
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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marginal productivity theory; property theory; imputation of responsibility

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An Introduction to Logical Entropy and the Relation to Shannon Entropy

International Journal of Semantic Computing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, Shannon entropy, logical information theory, partition logic

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Logical Information Theory: New Logical Foundations for Information Theory

Ellerman, David. 2017. “Logical Information Theory: New Foundations for Information Theory.” Logic Journal of the IGPL 25 (5 Oct.): 806–35.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, Shannon entropy

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On Classical and Quantum Logical Entropy

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, quantum logical entropy, Von Neumann entropy, distinctions, coherences

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category theory, canonical maps, elements & distinctions

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Introduction to Logical Entropy and its Relationship to Shannon Entropy

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Dec 2021
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, Shannon entropy, partitions, MaxEntropy, quantum logical entropy, von Neumann entropy

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Probability Theory with Superposition Events: A Classical Generalization in the Direction of Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Jul 2020
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Probability theory, quantum mechanics, objective indefiniteness, superposition

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Logical Entropy: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Logical Information Theory

Entropy 2018, 20, 679; doi:10.3390/e20090679
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Sep 2018
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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logical entropy, qudits of an observable, logic of partitions

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New Light on the Objective Indefiniteness or Literal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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objective indefiniteness in QM, wave-particle duality, Shimony, partition logic, logical information theory

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The New Partitional Approach to (Literally) Interpreting Quantum Mechanics

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 May 2023
David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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Partitions, objective indefiniteness, math of QM