# Monthly Archives: December 2013

## Precursors Of Category Theory • 2

Thanks to art, instead of seeing one world only, our own, we see that world multiply itself and we have at our disposal as many worlds as there are original artists … ☙ Marcel Proust Precursors Of Category Theory When … Continue reading

## Precursors Of Category Theory • 1

A few years back I began a sketch on the Precursors of Category Theory, aiming to trace the continuities of the category concept from Aristotle, thorough Kant and Peirce, Hilbert and Ackermann, to contemporary mathematical use.  Perhaps a few will … Continue reading

## Alpha Now, Omega Later : 7

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Theorems From Physics? In a way, the relation between “physics space” and “information space” is one of the topics I address in my work on inquiry driven systems.  Here is a pertinent place in … Continue reading

## Icon, Likeness, Likely Story, Likelihood, Probability : 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Phyllis Chiasson A more complete excerpt and the translator’s notes are very helpful here. A probability (εικος) is not the same as a sign (σηµειον).  The former is a generally accepted premiss ;  for that which … Continue reading

## Icon, Likeness, Likely Story, Likelihood, Probability : 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Phyllis Chiasson I’m still a bit fuzzy on how Aristotle’s account relates to Peirce’s usage, though I’m pretty sure Peirce must have taken Aristotle’s usage into account, but it does seem that Aristotle drew some … Continue reading

## Icon, Likeness, Likely Story, Likelihood, Probability : 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Benjamin Udell • Michael Shapiro Here’s a likely locus classicus for “icon” in its logical sense: A probability (εικος) is not the same as a sign (σηµειον).  The former is a generally accepted premiss;  for … Continue reading

## Alpha Now, Omega Later : 6

Re: Alpha Now, Omega Later • Theorems From Physics? • Isomorphism Is Where It’s At In the late 1970s a number of problems in combinatorics and graph theory that I really wanted to know the answers to had driven me … Continue reading

## Alpha Now, Omega Later : 5

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Isomorphism Is Where It’s At “Are there more good cases of isomorphism to study?” Just off the top of my head, a couple of examples come to mind. Sign Relations.  In computational settings, … Continue reading

## Alpha Now, Omega Later : 4

Re: Cristopher Moore on Theorems From Physics? It is critically important to distinguish between the objective landscape, the boolean functions as mathematical objects, and the syntactic landscape, the particular formal language we are using as a propositional calculus to denote … Continue reading

## Alpha Now, Omega Later : 3

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Theorems From Physics? Bits of Synchronicity … What kind of information process is scientific inquiry? What kinds of information process are involved in the various types of inference — abductive, deductive, inductive — … Continue reading