# Monthly Archives: May 2020

## Triadic Relations • Discussion 2

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time for building castles in the stratosphere, A time to mind the anti-gravs that keep us here. Re: Systems Science • Rob Young Cf: Conceptual Barriers … Continue reading

## Sign Relations • Discussion 1

Thus, if a sunflower, in turning towards the sun, becomes by that very act fully capable, without further condition, of reproducing a sunflower which turns in precisely corresponding ways toward the sun, and of doing so with the same reproductive … Continue reading

## Sign Relations • Anthesis

Thus, if a sunflower, in turning towards the sun, becomes by that very act fully capable, without further condition, of reproducing a sunflower which turns in precisely corresponding ways toward the sun, and of doing so with the same reproductive … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations • Discussion 1

Re: Cybernetics • Loet Leydesdorff Loet Leydesdorff mentioned making extensive use of triads in a new paper. Leydesdorff, Loet, and Ivanova, Inga (2020), “The Measurement of ‘Interdisciplinarity’ and ‘Synergy’ in Scientific and Extra-Scientific Collaborations”. Online (1) (2). Just off-hand this … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations • Examples 2

Examples from Semiotics The study of signs — the full variety of significant forms of expression — in relation to all the affairs signs are significant of, and in relation to all the beings signs are significant to, is known … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations • Examples 1

Examples from Mathematics For the sake of topics to be taken up later, it is useful to examine a pair of triadic relations in tandem.  We will construct two triadic relations, and each of which is a subset of the … Continue reading

Of triadic Being the multitude of forms is so terrific that I have usually shrunk from the task of enumerating them;  and for the present purpose such an enumeration would be worse than superfluous:  it would be a great inconvenience. … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 1

Re: Cybernetics • Arthur Phillips Responding to what I’ll abductively interpret as a plea for relevance from the cybernetic galley, let me give a quick review of where we are in this many-oared expedition. Our reading of Ashby (see Survey … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 4

In this Survey of blog and wiki posts on Relation Theory, relations are viewed from the perspective of combinatorics, in other words, as a topic in discrete mathematics, with special attention to finite structures and concrete set-theoretic constructions, many of … Continue reading

## Peirce’s Categories • 20

Re: Peirce’s Categories • 15 Understanding another person’s thought can be difficult.  Understanding the way another understands a third person’s thought, all the more so, even if that third person is not so formidable a thinker as Charles Sanders Peirce.  Measures of … Continue reading