Category Archives: Intentionality

Constraints and Indications • 1

Re: Peirce List • Christophe Menant • Jon Awbrey • Christophe Menant The system-theoretic concept of constraint is one that unifies a manifold of other notions — definition, determination, habit, information, law, predicate, regularity, and so on.  Indeed, it is … 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

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

C.S. Peirce • The Reality of Thirdness

Selections from C.S. Peirce, “Lowell Lectures of 1903”, CP 1.343–349 343.   We may say that the bulk of what is actually done consists of Secondness — or better, Secondness is the predominant character of what has been done.  The immediate … Continue reading