# Category Archives: Intentional Objects

## 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

## Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Gary Moore • Stefan Berwing I intend to get back to this subject as soon as possible but the dire political situation in my home state is once again eating up a lot of my … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Stefan Berwing Let us put fuzzy sets to one side for the moment and take up the matter of belief you raised, as I believe that connection is very apt. As it happens, there was … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets : 3

There is at present an extensive literature on fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic.  I got another brush with the world of fuzzy in the 1990s when I returned to grad school in a systems engineering program, partly because my adviser … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets : 2

We imagine all the things we might want to talk about in a given discussion as collected together in a set X called a universe of discourse.  (In probabilistic or statistical work it might be called a sample space.) By … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Stefan Berwing Frequencies, histograms, and probabilities are one way to think about degrees of membership in a fuzzy subset, but there are cautions to be observed in doing that. Consider the following triadic relations: x … Continue reading

## Triadic Relations, Intentions, Fuzzy Subsets : 1

Re: Foundations Of Math Discussion • Lotfi Zadeh Way back during my first foundational crisis (1967–1972), I had been willing to consider almost any alternatives to the usual set theories, so I can remember looking at early accounts of fuzzy … Continue reading