Let’s take a another look at the Table we reached at the end of Episode 21.
I call it a Formal Operation Table — rather than, say, a Truth Table — because it describes the operation of mathematical forms preceding the stage of logical interpretation. I know the word formal tends to get overworked past the point of semantic fatigue but I can still hope to revive it a little. We’ll use other labels for Table entries at other times but I tried this time to mitigate interpretive bias by choosing a mix of senses from both Peirce and Spencer Brown.
Entering the stage of logical interpretation, we arrive at the following two options.
- The entitative interpretation of produces the truth table for logical equality.
- The existential interpretation of produces the truth table for logical inequality, also known as exclusive disjunction.
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