# Category Archives: Formal Languages

## The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 18

Re: Peter Smith • Which Is The Quantifier? From a functional point of view it was a step backward when we passed from Peirce’s and to the current convention of and for logical quantifiers.  There’s a rough indication of what … 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 : John Sowa 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 from … 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