Im Ursprung war der LOGOS
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Beyond this immediate association of this site's name to the Lambda Calculus, 'lambda bound' means more to the author of this document.
The Greek letter lambda can be taken as a symbol for the following:
The following paragraph introduces the term 'Logos' as used in the gospels and in ancient greek philosophy. For more details activate this link.
stands for the Logos
by whom everything was made according to the New Testament
of the Bible:
εν αρχη ην ο λογος
"In the beginning was the Logos, the Logos was with God and
the Logos was God. ... Through him all things came into
being, not one thing came into being except through
him...". (John 1,1 ff).
"Im Ursprung war der Logos, und der Logos war bei Gott, und Gott war der Logos. ... Alles ist durch Ihn geworden, und ohne Ihn ward nichts, auch nicht ein einzig geworden Ding." (Joh 1,1 ff)
The Greek word Logos is usually translated to
Word in English language bibles. The meaning of the
Greek word Logos is much more thrilling and richer
however, getting its meaning from contemporary Greek
philosophy. In that context Logos means something similiar
to 'Divine Reason'. The evangelist John, the author of the
fourth gospel, used the word Logos on purpose in the
context of the Greek culture in his time. It is a term that
cannot easily be translated into a single word in our
present day languages.
Meaning of the word Logos in Ancient Greek Philosophy
The following information is a summary of the article titled 'Logos' by Glenn R. Murrow published in the Dictionary of Philosophy, by Littlefield, Adams & Co. Patterson New Jersey, 1963.
The Greek philosopher Aristotle numbered his books by using letters of the Greek alphabet. Book λ is the book about the "Unmoved Mover" about the "First Mover" about the "First Cause", about the Eternal Being. Book λ constitutes the crowning achievement of Aristotle's metaphysics. See also OntoSimula, which is a computer simulation of the core of Thomistic Metaphysics, which in turn builds on Aristotle's Metaphysics.
The symbol λ also stands for "lambda abstraction", the basic operation in the Lambda Calculus.
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