Category Archives: Complementarity

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 18

Re: Peter Smith • Which Is The Quantifier? From a functional logic point of view logicians dropped a step backward when they passed from Peirce’s and to the current convention of using and for logical quantifiers.  There’s a rough indication … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 17

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GF • JFS • JLRC • JA • JFS • GF A rather amusing, if slightly ominous illustration of the point I am trying to make here has just popped up in the … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 16

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • JFS JFS: For those of us who are trying to convince modern students to study Peirce, we need to become bilingual.  We need to show how his terminology and notations map to and … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 15

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GF One could hardly dispute the importance of logical implication relations like   Their set-theoretic analogues are subset relations like which are almost the canonical way of expressing constraint, determination, information, and so … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 14

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • JFS We find ourselves at the thresh-old of yet another recurring discussion, this time concerning Peirce’s use of the adjectives formal and quasi-necessary with normative connotations, all of which I think is clear … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 13

I would like to return to a point where the paths of discussion began to diverge and then bifurcated so chaotically that I could not track them further, namely, here: Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GF • JA … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 12

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Kirsti Määttänen I have a sense of what Peirce meant by the “Logic of Science” and what Dewey meant by calling Logic the “Theory of Inquiry”.  If that’s logic in the narrow sense and not … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 11

Re: Peirce List Discussion • KM • JA • JFS The most important difference between linguistics and logic is that linguistics is descriptive while logic is normative. Yes, some grammarians try to treat grammar as prescriptive, but most in modern … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 10

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Jon Alan Schmidt JA: As I am realizing more and more in recent years, analyzing and classifying signs as a substitute for analyzing and classifying objects is the first slip of a slide into nominalism, … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes • 9

Re: Peirce List • GF • GF • GF • GR • JA • JA • JA • GF • JA • GR • JFS The just-so-story that relative terms got their meanings by blanking out pieces of clauses and … Continue reading