Monthly Archives: August 2014

C.S. Peirce • Syllabus • Selection 1

Selection from C.S. Peirce, “A Syllabus of Certain Topics of Logic” (1903) An Outline Classification of the Sciences 180.   This classification, which aims to base itself on the principal affinities of the objects classified, is concerned not with all … Continue reading

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¿Shifting Paradigms? • 4

Re: Harvey Friedman • Foundational Crisis? 2014 Aug 22 Shock and surprise are relative to a prior state of belief.  The belief that mathematics reduces to logic, and that of a purely deductive sort from given axioms, seems to be … Continue reading

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¿Shifting Paradigms? • 3

Re: Harvey Friedman • Good Math 2014 Aug 17 Speaking of mathematics in the context of “general intellectual activity” brings to mind Raymond Wilder’s take on “mathematics as a cultural system”. I would like to keep that in mind, if … Continue reading

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Forest Primeval → Riffs & Rotes

Re: Shifting Paradigms? • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) • (5) • (6) Prompted by the discussion of Catalan numbers on the Foundations Of Math List, I dug up a few pieces of early correspondence and later discussions that … Continue reading

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¿Shifting Paradigms? • 2

Re: Timothy Chow • Shifting Paradigms? 2014 Jul 31 I can’t remember when I first started playing with Gödel codings of graph-theoretic structures, which arose in logical and computational settings, but I remember being egged on in that direction by … Continue reading

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¿Shifting Paradigms? • 1

Re: Dana Scott • Shifting Paradigms? 2014 Jul 28 This is very interesting to me, but not all my posts make it to the list, so I will spend a few days reflecting on it and post a comment on … Continue reading

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☯ Quantum Mechanics ☯

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