# Category Archives: Intentionality

## Sign Relational Manifolds • 3

I’m not sure when it was I first noticed the relationship between manifolds and semiotics but I distinctly recall the passage in Serge Lang’s Differential and Riemannian Manifolds which brought the triadic character of tangent vectors into high relief.  I … Continue reading

## De In Esse Predication • Preliminaries

Questions have arisen in several places about classical logic and its vicissitudes, what used to be called “deviant logics” in some circles, all of which I recall being hot topics and much-mooted questions when I was a young wffer-snapper and Novice … Continue reading

## Constraints and Indications • 2

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson Coping with collaboration, communication, context, integration, interoperability, perspective, purpose, and the reality of the information dimension demands a transition from conceptual environments bounded by dyadic relations to those informed by triadic relations, especially the … 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

## The object of reasoning is to find out …

No longer wondered what I would do in life but defined my object. — C.S. Peirce (1861), “My Life, written for the Class-Book”, (CE 1, 3) The object of reasoning is to find out, from the consideration of what we already … Continue reading

## Homunculomorphisms • 2

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle There’s a far-ranging discussion that takes off from this point, touching on links among analogical reasoning, arrows and functors, cybernetic images, iconic versus symbolic representations, mental models, systems simulations, etc., and just … Continue reading

## Homunculomorphisms • 1

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle Ashby’s book was my own first introduction to cybernetics and I recently returned to his discussion of regulation games in connection with some issues in Peirce’s theory of inquiry. In that context … Continue reading

## Problems In Philosophy • 5

Re: Michael Harris • Are Your Colleagues Zombies? What makes a zombie a legitimate object of philosophical inquiry is its absence of consciousness.  And today’s question is whether mathematical research requires consciousness, or whether it could just as well be … Continue reading