Monthly Archives: January 2014

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 4

Here is the next part of §3. Application of the Algebraic Signs to Logic. Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 4 The Signs for Addition The sign of addition is taken by Boole so that denotes everything denoted by … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 3

We move on to the next part of §3. Application of the Algebraic Signs to Logic. Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 3 The Signs of Inclusion, Equality, Etc. I shall follow Boole in taking the sign of equality … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 2

We continue with §3. Application of the Algebraic Signs to Logic. Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 2 Numbers Corresponding to Letters I propose to use the term “universe” to denote that class of individuals about which alone the … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 1

We pick up the text at §3. Application of the Algebraic Signs to Logic. Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 1 Use of the Letters The letters of the alphabet will denote logical signs. Now logical terms are of … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Preliminaries

In the beginning was the three-pointed star, One smile of light across the empty face; One bough of bone across the rooting air, The substance forked that marrowed the first sun; And, burning ciphers on the round of space, Heaven … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 6

Re: R.J. Lipton • Anti-Social Networks Re: Lou Kauffman • Iterants, Imaginaries, Matrices Comments I made elsewhere about computer science and (anti-)social networks have a connection with the work in progress on this thread, so it may steal a march … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 5

In the midst of this strife, whereat the halls of Ilúvatar shook and a tremor ran out into the silences yet unmoved, Ilúvatar arose a third time, and his face was terrible to behold.  Then he raised up both his … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 4

Thus began the Days of the Bliss of Valinor; and thus began also the Count of Time. Tolkien • Quenta Silmarillion While looking for something else on the web, I ran across an old note I had written in reply … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 3

Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearings you conceive the objects of your conception to have.  Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object. Charles S. Peirce • “Issues of Pragmaticism” … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 2

These are the forms of time, which imitates eternity and revolves according to a law of number. Plato • Timaeus Re: Lou Kauffman • Iterants, Imaginaries, Matrices As serendipity would have it, Lou Kauffman, who knows a lot about the … Continue reading

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