# Category Archives: Foundations of Mathematics

## Survey of Relation Theory • 5

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

## Relation Theory • Discussion 3

Re: Relation Theory • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) • (5) Re: Laws of Form • James Bowery JB: Thanks for that very rigorous definition of “relation theory”. Its “trick” of including the name of the -relation in … Continue reading

## Relation Theory • Discussion 2

Re: Relation Theory • (1) • (2) • (3) • (4) Re: FB | Charles S. Peirce Society • Joseph Harry JH: These are iconic representations dealing with logical symbolic relations, and so of course are semiotic in Peirce’s sense, … Continue reading

## Survey of Precursors Of Category Theory • 2

A few years ago I began a sketch on the “Precursors of Category Theory”, tracing the continuities of the category concept from Aristotle, to Kant and Peirce, through Hilbert and Ackermann, to contemporary mathematical practice.  A Survey of resources on … 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

## Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 4

Re: FB | Foundations of Mathematics • Oguzhan Kosar The questions raised under the heading of “Foundations of Mathematics” are generally considered to fall under the “Philosophy of Mathematics”, in particular, critical reflection on the possibility of mathematical knowledge and … Continue reading

## ¿Shifting Paradigms? • 6

Re: Peter Cameron • Infinity and Foundation C.S. Peirce is one who recognized the constitutional independence of mathematical inquiry, finding at its core a mode of operation tantamount to observation and more primitive than logic itself.  Here is one place … Continue reading

## ¿Shifting Paradigms? • 5

Re: Peter Cameron • Infinity and Foundation We always encounter a multitude of problems whenever we try to rationalize mathematics by reducing it to logic, where logic itself is reduced to a purely deductive style.  A number of thinkers have … Continue reading

## Survey of Relation Theory • 3

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