Daily Archives: February 18, 2014

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Comment 8.3

It is critically important to distinguish a relation from a relative term. The relation is an object of thought that may be regarded in extension as a set of ordered tuples that are known as its elementary relations. The relative … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Comment 8.2

I continue with my commentary on CP 3.73, developing the Othello example as a way of illustrating Peirce’s formalism. In the development of the story so far, we have a universe of discourse characterized by the following equations: This much forms … Continue reading

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Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Comment 8.1

To my way of thinking, CP 3.73 is one of the most remarkable passages in the history of logic. In this first pass over its deeper contents I won’t be able to accord it much more than a superficial dusting off. … Continue reading

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