Monthly Archives: April 2018

Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 14

As an alternative to piling generalities on generalities, not that there’s anything wrong with that, it also helps to look at issues as they arise in concrete applications. One of the most concrete applications I ever attempted was the program … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 17

Re: Ontolog Forum • Richard McCullough RM:  We clearly have some differences in the “definition” of “definition”. I suppose it all depends on the sorts of things one wants to define, something we might call the context of application.  I am … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 16

Re: Ontolog Forum • Richard McCullough RM:  What is your view of definitions? A recurring question, always worth some thought, so I added my earlier comment to a long-running series on my blog concerned with Definition and Determination. Survey of Definition … Continue reading

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Definition and Determination • 15

Re: Ontolog Forum • Richard McCullough In some early math course I learned a fourfold scheme of Primitives (undefined terms), Definitions, Axioms, and Inference Rules.  But later excursions tended to run the axioms and definitions together, speaking for example of … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 13

Re: Peirce List • (1) • (2) • (3) Logical Cacti (cont.) The abstract character of the cactus language relative to its logical interpretations makes it possible to give abstract rules of equivalence for transforming one cactus into another which … Continue reading

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Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 12

Re: Peirce List • (1) • (2) • (3) Logical Cacti (cont.) The main things to take away from the previous post are the following two ideas, one syntactic and one semantic: The compositional structures of cactus graphs and cactus expressions are … Continue reading

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