It’s all about love
And the knots thereof
I have known beauty
I’ll bring it to you
Jon Awbrey • 12 Nov 2014
It’s all about love
And the knots thereof
I have known beauty
I’ll bring it to you
Jon Awbrey • 12 Nov 2014
Re: Dick Lipton & Ken Regan • (1) • (2)
Let’s take a moment from the differential analysis of the proposition in Example 1 to form a handy compendium of the results obtained so far.

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To be continued …
Peircers,
The concept of continuity that Peirce highlights in his synechism is a logical principle that is somewhat more general than the concepts of either mathematical or physical continua.
Peirce’s concept of continuity is better understood as a concept of lawful regularity or parametric variation. As such, it is basic to the coherence and utility of science, whether classical, relativistic, quantum mechanical, or any conceivable future science that deserves the name. (As Aristotle already knew.)
Perhaps the most pervasive examples of this brand of continuity in physics are the “correspondence principles” that describe the connections between classical and contemporary paradigms.
The importance of lawful regularities and parametric variations is not diminished one bit in passing from continuous mathematics to discrete mathematics, nor from theory to application.
Here are some further points of information, the missing of which seems to lie at the root of many recent disputes on the Peirce List:
It is necessary to distinguish the mathematical concepts of continuity and infinity from the question of their physical realization. The mathematical concepts retain their practical utility for modeling empirical phenomena quite independently of the (meta)physical question of whether these continua and cardinalities are literally realized in the physical universe. This is equally true of any other domain or level of phenomena — chemical, biological, mental, social, or whatever.
As far as the mathematical concept goes, continuity is relative to topology. That is, what counts as a continuous function or transformation between spaces is relative to the topology under which those spaces are considered and the same spaces may be considered under many different topologies. What topology makes the most sense in a given application is another one of those abductive matters.
Regards,
Jon
Re: Dick Lipton & Ken Regan • (1) • (2)

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Figure 5 shows the 14 terms of the difference map as arcs, arrows, or directed edges in the venn diagram of the original proposition The arcs of are directed into the cell where is true from each of the other cells. The arcs of are directed from the cell where is true into each of the other cells.
The expansion of computed in the previous post is shown again below with the terms arranged by number of positive differential features, from lowest to highest.
To be continued …
“It doesn’t matter what one does,” the Man Without Qualities said to himself, shrugging his shoulders. “In a tangle of forces like this it doesn’t make a scrap of difference.” He turned away like a man who has learned renunciation, almost indeed like a sick man who shrinks from any intensity of contact. And then, striding through his adjacent dressingroom, he passed a punchingball that hung there; he gave it a blow far swifter and harder than is usual in moods of resignation or states of weakness.
Robert Musil • The Man Without Qualities
Re: Dick Lipton & Ken Regan • (1) • (2)
We continue with the differential analysis of the proposition in Example 1.

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The difference operator is defined as the difference between the enlargement operator and the tacit extension operator
The difference map is the result of applying the difference operator to the function When the sense is clear, we may refer to simply as the difference of
In boolean spaces there is no difference between the sum and the difference so the difference operator is equally well expressed as the exclusive disjunction or symmetric difference In this case the difference map can be computed according to the formula
The action of on our present example, can be computed from the data on hand according to the following prescription.
The enlargement map computed in Post 5 and graphed in Post 6, is shown again here:
The tacit extension computed in Post 7 and graphed in Post 8, is shown again here:
The difference map is the sum of the enlargement map and the tacit extension
Here we adopt a paradigm of computation for that aids not only in organizing the stages of the work but also in highlighting the diverse facets of logical meaning that may be read off the result.
The terms of the enlargement map are obtained from the table below by multiplying the base factor at the head of each column by the differential factor that appears beneath it in the body of the table.
The terms of the tacit extension are obtained from the next table below by multiplying the base factor at the head of the first column by each of the differential factors that appear beneath it in the body of the table.
Finally, the terms of the difference map are obtained by overlaying the displays for and and taking their boolean sum entry by entry.
Notice that the “loop” or “no change” term cancels out, leaving 14 terms in the end.
To be continued …
Re: Dick Lipton & Ken Regan • (1) • (2)

(4) 
Figure 4 shows the eight terms of the tacit extension as arcs, arrows, or directed edges in the venn diagram of the original proposition Each term of the tacit extension corresponds to an arc that starts from the cell where is true and ends in one of the eight cells of the venn diagram.
For ease of reference, here is the expansion of from the previous post:
Two examples suffice to convey the general idea of the extended venn diagram:
To be continued …
Re: Dick Lipton & Ken Regan • (1) • (2)
We continue with the differential analysis of the proposition in Example 1.

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A proposition defined on one universe of discourse has natural extensions to larger universes of discourse. As a matter of course in a given context of discussion, some of these extensions come to be taken for granted as the most natural extensions to make in passing from one universe to the next and they tend to be assumed automatically, by default, in the absence of explicit notice to the contrary. These are the tacit extensions that apply in that context.
Differential logic, at the first order of analysis, treats extensions from boolean spaces of type to enlarged boolean spaces of type In this setting but we use different letters merely to distinguish base and differential features.
In our present example, the tacit extension of is the boolean function defined by the following equation:
The boolean expansion of takes the following form:
In other words, is simply on the base variables extended by a tautology — commonly known as a “Don’t Care” condition — on the differential variables
To be continued …