Reflections on Abstractions: Subsumptions and Omissions

Abstraction Awareness is about deeper understanding of abstraction, a concept so basic to human thinking. Subsequently we provide a simple visualisation of some basic concepts.

In addition to the recent posting Abstractive and Functional Mappings we provide a simple visualisation.  There we defined abstraction by subsumption as a not lhs*-unique mapping, and abstraction by omission as a not lhs-total mapping. This, and the combination of both to an ‘omsumption’ (excuse the word), is illustrated below.

abstraction subsumption omission

So long
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* lhs = left hand side

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