Re: Ontolog Forum • John Bottoms
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Re: Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Proto-Graphical Syntax
John Bottoms, writing in the Ontolog Forum, compared the graphic I drew for one of Peirce’s relational formulas to a pictographic image he had been studying.
Peirce introduced the compound term “giver of a horse to a lover of a woman” in Selection 7 to illustrate his use of marks of reference to identify the corresponding correlates of component terms. The symbolic form of this compound term is shown below.
In my comment on Proto-Graphical Syntax I drew lines of identity to connect the corresponding marks of reference, as shown in the following Figure.
John tells us what he sees in this Figure in the following words:
In the image a girl complains to her ex-lover that his new relationship is not useful, and he is missing an opportunity to have children with her. This image was created by a Yukaghir girl for a local game similar to Pictionary.
I started a draft in the middle of the night to draw out the analogies and disanalogies of these two Figures but the clear light of day showed me I would need to deal with a host of preliminary issues before moving on. So I will turn to that task next.
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