The Prince

Fellow Alumni,

When so beset by ill fortune, Master Niccolò counsels us to go to our betters and say:

…no greater gift could be made by me than to give to you the capacity to be able to understand in a very short time all that I have learned and understood in so many years and with so many hardships and dangers for myself.

Thus, I humbly request your nomination for write-in Alumnus Trustee.  

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Michael Ochoa ’89
#UPMCrecycles

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Apologia


Fellow Alumni,

Socrates, when faced with a corrupt and hostile court intent upon his destruction, brought us along in speech to witness his innocence.

He didn’t have the internet.

Thus, I humbly request your nomination for write-in Alumnus Trustee.  

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Michael Ochoa ’89
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Cincinnatus Redux or When in Doubt, Go to a Meta-Level



In 1987, Rafe Blaufarb and I solemnly declared our candidacy for Robert Frost Library Committee (mostly so Rafe could change the VHS lending policy).  

You trusted us with the powers of public office and we fulfilled our oaths with politiké and fidélité (Hamilton House was regaled with endless Godard retrospectives.) 

Then, like Cincinnatus of yore, I retired from public life to tend to my private interests and to contemplate the things “above the heavens and below the earth,” while giving back to my various communities in my own modest fashion.  
Now, duty calls me once again to service to the College and to the Republic (this time without that gaulish provocateur).  

Thus, I humbly request your nomination for write-in Alumnus Trustee.  

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Michael Ochoa ’89
#UPMCrecycles


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Another Simple Proof or Fun with Eidetic Arithmetic


Definition 3:*  #UPMCrecycles is a model of Justice, J = <D, I>, where D = every well-formed formula
Referenced by the three following well-formed root formulae, as well as every well-formed formula Referenced by any member of D, and I is the interpretation function which is given by the members of D:


Theorem 2:  J is a submodel of T, or J T.

Proof:  By inspection of Definitions 1 and 3, we can see that each of the root formulae of J are also root formulae of TSince our property R is transitive, it follows that each member of J is also a member of T, or J T.

Q.E.D.



How Halfway Jumper or 半跳 Learned the Secret Name

As a callow youth, Halfway Jumper, or 半跳, attended a most prestigious institution, Amherst College, where he studied Indian philosophy with a yellow-haired, one-eyed, bellowing giant called “Buddha Bob,” who taught him how to speak and write the ancient name of Guanyin (觀音) in Sanskrit thus:  अवलोकितेश्वर or Avalokiteśvara.

One lovely spring afternoon, after practicing samadhi (समाधि) in the garden, Buddha Bob turned his attention to the class and asked whether there were any questions.  Foolish Halfway Jumper, or 半跳, spoke thusly:

“Wise Teacher, your mastery of metaphysics, epistemology, philology and logic are truly compelling, and yet, your holy vajra path seems to require a leap of faith in the existence of fantastical beings who appear to my habituated Western eye as demons and monsters.  How can I be an authentic student if I cannot accept the impossible?”

Buddha Bob’s eye’s rolled so hard that his glass eye spun around in the back of his head!  Faster it and faster it spun!  Until, emitting sparks, there was a blinding flash in which Buddha Bob’s visage briefly appeared as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, and this is what he said:


A Simple Proof by Extraordinarily Difficult Means or Syllogisms in the Age of Quine


Definition 1:  #NewOrganon is a model of Truth, T = <D, I>, in which every well-formed formula on this page is a member of D, as well as every well-formed formula Referenced by any member of D, and I is the interpretation function which is given by the members of D.

Definition 2:  #PrometheusProject is a model of hepatogenesis, H = <D, I>, where D = every well-formed formula Referenced by “https://independent.academia.edu/OchoaMichael/Inductive-Science" and I is the interpretation function which is given by the members of D. *

Theorem 1:  Michael Ochoa is the author of #PrometheusProject.

Proof:  By inspection of “https://independent.academia.edu/OchoaMichael/" we can see that #PrometheusProject is a submodel of #NewOrganon, or H T.
Michael Ochoa is undeniable the author of #NewOrganon.  

Therefore, Michael Ochoa is the author of #PrometheusProject.

Q.E.D.

Roll dem Bones!!!

From: Michael Ochoa <michaelochoa@mac.com>
Date: December 21, 2007 12:05:58 PM PST
To: Mxxx Bxxxxx <xxxxxxx@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: Sxxxx Mxxxxx <xxxxxxxxxxxx@sbcglobal.net>, Exxx Mxxxxx <xxxxxxxxxx@turnburymortgage.com>, Kxxxxxx Cxxxxxx Axxxx <xxxxxx@MIT.EDU>, Exxxxx Oxxxx <xxxxxxx@gmail.com>, Mxx Hxx <xxxxxxx@hotmail.com>, Michael Ochoa <michaelochoa@mac.com>
Subject: Roll dem Bones!!

Friends.

Blessings and an apology.

There are some places I must go alone even knowing what fear and anxiety it will cause you.

This morning I sent the attached letter to Dr. Kanter, Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Dr, Arthur Levine, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, and Gina Deible, Senior Vice Chancellor/Dean's Office Staff.

Let go of your fear and anxiety, read these with an open mind in light of what you already think you know,
then ask me whatever you need to know or say whatever you need to say.

Love,
Michael







PS.  I'm a notoriously lacking in technical skills, so if you can't read the attachments, say so.



A Philosophical and Mathematical Model of Truth or #NewOrganon


Back in the early ’90’s, the great logician, Graeme Forbes, with impeccable Balliol irony, had a one-panel comic taped to his office door which crudely depicted Rodin’s The Thinker above the caption, “Aristotle Trying to Think of Frege.”  Naturally, this suggested the straightforward doctoral project of thinking my way back in the other direction, from the principle results of Mathematical Logic to somewhere in the vicinity of Metaphysics Μ & Ν.  Sometime around 1996, my resulting dissertation prospectus was approved by Graeme and a committee of readers with the modest title, “A Philosophical and Mathematical Theory of Truth.”  Alas, in temperament, I have always been more like the mad Wittgenstein than the stoic Frege, while in techné, more like the foolhardy Xenophon than the careful Plato, so the project took 20 years.  Nevertheless, it has now been completed as promised with the small exception that, instead of a theory of Truth, it became a model.  Rather, twenty years ago I loosed that arrow of Truth and now it is up to the careful reader to see how close I have come to my mark.

Definition 1:  #NewOrganon is a model of Truth, T = <D, I>, in which every well-formed formula on this page is a member of D, as well as every well-formed formula Referenced by any member of D, and I is the interpretation function which is given by the members of D.














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