Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sign Relational Manifolds : 4

I found another set of notes on this theme that appear to get to the point more quickly, and though they read a little rough in places I think it might be worth the effort to fill out their general … Continue reading

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Sign Relational Manifolds : 3

I made several attempts to articulate the connections between manifold theory and semiotics in the context of numerous list discussions that interwove each other through diverse nooks of the web in the early years of the present millennium. Here is … Continue reading

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Sign Relational Manifolds : 2

Here is a set of excerpts from Doolin and Martin (1990), Introduction to Differential Geometry for Engineers, that I used in discussing differentiable manifolds with other participants in the IEEE Standard Upper Ontology Working Group. What brought the concept of … Continue reading

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Sign Relational Manifolds : 1

Riemann’s concept of a manifold, especially as later developed, bears a close relationship to Peirce’s concept of a sign relation. I will have to wait for my present train of thought to stop at a station before I can hop … Continue reading

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Landfail

Adrift on the oceans of memory I touch on an isle of solidity And try to plant my feet — But only push off back to sea.

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Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 3

Re: Stephen Rose In Aristotle’s De Anima or “On the Soul” there is a fine articulation of the universal join between the body and the soul, one so embedded in the marrow of our culture that it moves and shapes … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 2

Re: Victoria N. Alexander Tori & All, I tend to favor that general way of speaking, having been brought up on classical cybernetics, optimal control, and systems theory, where we think of a system as passing through its state space, … Continue reading

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