# Category Archives: Constraint

## 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

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 3

In the beginning was the three-pointed star, One smile of light across the empty face; One bough of bone across the rooting air, The substance forked that marrowed the first sun; And, burning ciphers on the round of space, Heaven … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Richmond Here’s one way of stating what I call a constraint: The set is constrained to a subset of the set Here’s one way of stating a triadic constraint: The set is a subset … Continue reading

## Triadic Forms of Constraint, Determination, Interaction • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • JA • GR • JA • JBD There are many places where Peirce uses the word object in the full pragmatic sense, so much so that it demands a very selective attention not to remark … Continue reading

## Definition and Determination • 14

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) I’ve been trying to sort through the explosion of topics and tangents that have arisen over the past month — disruptions in my actual and virtual office spaces have made it hard for me to … Continue reading

## Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce and Aristotle • 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Ben Udell • Gary Richmond Present business has kept me from following much of the recent discussion on Peirce’s three types of reasoning, but we have been down this road before and so old tunes … Continue reading

## Types of Reasoning in C.S. Peirce and Aristotle • 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion In one of his earliest treatments of the three types of reasoning, from his Harvard Lectures “On the Logic of Science” (1865), Peirce gives an example that illustrates how one and the same proposition might be … Continue reading

## Readings On Determination • Discussion 3

Re: Readings On Determination • 1 I keep coming back to Peirce’s early lectures on the logic of science because we see there the first inklings of his prospective theory of information, one of those ideas whose time was ripe … Continue reading

## Readings On Determination • 1

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) The concepts of definition and determination converge in their concern for setting bounds to the point where they coincide at a certain level of abstraction.  One avenue of approach to determination may then begin from a consideration … Continue reading

## Readings On Determination • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List (1) (2) Re: Jeffrey Downard (1) (2) (3) Having been through this same discussion on many previous occasions I’ll try to sum up the more persistent confusions never ceasing to bedevil the subject.  Most of these arise from … Continue reading