Monthly Archives: December 2012

Demonstrative And Otherwise

I am constantly encountering what I perceive as echoes of Peircean themes in places where acquaintance with or interest in Peirce’s work is slight at best, and that leaves me with a lot of pent up thoughts that I’ve learned through … Continue reading

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Paradigms, Playgrounds, Programmes, Programs

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Mounting or Solving Open Problems Comment 1 Sometimes the programme must simply be to keep developing our understanding of the ground on which the mountains rest. Comment 2 It might be observed that … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Moore • Stefan Berwing I intend to get back to this subject as soon as possible but the dire political situation in my home state is once again eating up a lot of my … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Stefan Berwing Let us put fuzzy sets to one side for the moment and take up the matter of belief you raised, as I believe that connection is very apt. As it happens, there was … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets : 3

There is at present an extensive literature on fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic.  I got another brush with the world of fuzzy in the 1990s when I returned to grad school in a systems engineering program, partly because my adviser … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets : 2

We imagine all the things we might want to talk about in a given discussion as collected together in a set X called a universe of discourse.  (In probabilistic or statistical work it might be called a sample space.) By … Continue reading

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Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Stefan Berwing Frequencies, histograms, and probabilities are one way to think about degrees of membership in a fuzzy subset, but there are cautions to be observed in doing that. Consider the following triadic relations: x … Continue reading

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