Category Archives: Mathematics

Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 2

Re: Laws Of Form Discussion • JA • JB • AM I’m making an effort to present this material in a more gradual and logical order than I’ve ever managed to do before.  There are issues about the relationship between … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me • 1

Re: Laws Of Form Discussion • Jon Awbrey It’s almost 50 years now since I first encountered the volumes of Peirce’s Collected Papers in the math library at Michigan State, and shortly afterwards a friend called my attention to the … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce, George Spencer Brown, and Me

Re: Laws Of Form Discussion • James Bowery James Bowery left a comment on my blog and opened a thread in the Yahoo! group devoted to discussing the mathematics of George Spencer Brown’s Laws of Form.  I’ve been meaning to … Continue reading

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¿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

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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

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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

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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

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