# Monthly Archives: October 2012

## Sign Relational Manifolds • 4

Another set of notes I found on this theme strikes me as getting to the point more quickly and though they read a little rough in places I think it may be worth the effort to fill out their general … Continue reading

## Sign Relational Manifolds • 3

I’m not sure when it was I first noticed the relationship between manifolds and semiotics but I distinctly recall the passage in Serge Lang’s Differential and Riemannian Manifolds which brought the triadic character of tangent vectors into high relief.  I … Continue reading

## Sign Relational Manifolds • 2

A sense of how manifolds are applied in practice may be gleaned from the set of excerpts linked below, from Doolin and Martin (1990), Introduction to Differential Geometry for Engineers, which I used in discussing differentiable manifolds with other participants … Continue reading

## 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

## 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

## Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 2

Re: Victoria N. Alexander 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, controlled by its … Continue reading

## Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 1

Re: Victoria N. Alexander I think you are stating several important insights. The word object in pragmatism and pragmatic semiotics has a much wider range of meanings than the extremely reductive sense of a “compact physical object”.  Anyone wishing to … Continue reading

## Ask Meno Questions • Chrysalis

Chrysalis Memories of being held       In closely knit spheres And guided beyond the orbits       Of childhood fears Entrusted with a word       That rustles in a breath And warrants respect for       The not yet beautiful In Honor of My Parents’ Golden … Continue reading