Monthly Archives: November 2013

Alpha Now, Omega Later : 2

It’s been a while since I threaded this thread — and then there were all the delightful distractions of the holiday convergence — so let me refresh my memory as to what drew me back to these environs. I’m still … Continue reading

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Objects, Models, Theories : 4

I need to stay with this problem a while … What are objects, models, theories, and how do they relate to one another? In contemplating this problem I always find it helpful to ruminate on the diagram shown above — … Continue reading

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Objects, Models, Theories : 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Tom Gollier Here my task is to build bridges between several different classical and contemporary uses of the word model, so I don’t have the luxury of complete control over the words in play but … Continue reading

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Objects, Models, Theories : 2

Re: The Graph Of Math Re: Three Types Of Mathematical Models What — if anything — is the common sense that connects the different senses of the word model, as it has been used over the years in logic, mathematics, … Continue reading

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Alpha Now, Omega Later : 1

I am still in the middle of trying to catch up on some long put-off work but recent discussions of logical graphs and physics and the like on the Peirce List have bestirred me from my grindstone long enough to … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 6

Excerpt from Warren S. McCulloch, “What Is a Number, that a Man May Know It, and a Man, that He May Know a Number?” (1960) Please remember that we are not now concerned with the physics and chemistry, the anatomy … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” : 5

Excerpt from C.S. Peirce, “Minute Logic” (1902), CP 2.144–148 2.2. Why Study Logic? 2.2.5. Reasoning and Expectation 144.   But since you propose to study logic, you have more or less faith in reasoning, as affording knowledge of the truth. Now … Continue reading

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