# Monthly Archives: December 2015

## Looking Back On 2015

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

## Considerate Reason • 2

Re: R.J. Lipton • Why Is Discrete Math Hard To Teach? The Liberal Arts trivium of Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric received a latter day echo in the Unified Science trivium of Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, which was in turn the way Charles Morris … Continue reading

## Considerate Reason • 1

Re: R.J. Lipton • Why Is Discrete Math Hard To Teach? Rhetoric deals with forms of argument that consider the interpreter.  As considerate reason, it is involved in the style of training the Greeks dubbed education, “leading out”, and it … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • Discussion 16

Re: Peirce List Discussion • HR I would not want the dyadic case to detain us too long, as often happens when we frame a simple example for the purpose of illustration and then fail to rise beyond it. I … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • Discussion 15

Re: Peirce List Discussion • HR The immediate task is to get clear about the critical relationship between relations as sets and elementary relations as elements of those sets.  What’s at stake is understanding the extensional aspect of relations.  Beyond … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • Discussion 14

Re: Peirce List Discussion • GF • JBD • HR I think a few people are making this harder than it needs to be. Let’s put aside potential subtleties about elementary vs. individual vs. infinitesimal relatives and simply use “elementary … Continue reading

## Relations & Their Relatives • Discussion 13

Re: Peirce List Discussions • (1) • (2) First off, we need to be clear about the difference between objects and signs: Relations are formal objects of discussion and thought while relative terms are signs employed to denote relations.  (The … Continue reading