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The name of this Web
site corresponds to a specific term in the Lambda Calculus.
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:
Logosλ 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).
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 PhilosophyThe 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.
Book LambdaThe 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.
Lambda AbstractionThe symbol λ also stands for "lambda abstraction", the basic operation in the Lambda Calculus.