Category Archives: Relation Theory

Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 2

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky Dear Edwina, Analytic frameworks, our various theories of categories, sets, sorts, and types, have their uses but they tend to become à priori, autonomous, top-down, and top-heavy unless they are supported by a robust population … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 1

Re: Peirce List • Edwina Taborsky ET: I particularly like your comment that “signhood is a role in a triadic relation, a role that a thing bears or plays in a given context of relationships — it is not an … Continue reading

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Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • 1

To understand how signs work in Peirce’s theory of triadic sign relations, or “semiotics”, we have to understand, in order of increasing generality, sign relations, triadic relations, and relations in general, each as conceived in Peirce’s logic of relative terms … Continue reading

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Precursors Of Category Theory • Discussion 3

Take your place on The Great Mandala As it moves through your brief moment of time. Win or lose now you must choose now And if you lose you’re only losing your life. Peter Yarrow Re: Ontolog Forum • Alex … Continue reading

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Precursors Of Category Theory • Discussion 2

Re: Ontolog Forum • Alex Shkotin AS: Looking at “categories, or types” in Precursors Of Category Theory • Hilbert and Ackermann what do you think of to say “Precursors Of Type Theory” as Category Theory is a math discipline?   … Continue reading

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Survey of Precursors Of Category Theory • 2

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

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Precursors Of Category Theory • Discussion 1

Re: FB | Medieval Logic • EB • JA • JA • EB • JA • EB • JA • JA • EB JA:  In the logic of Aristotle categories are adjuncts to reasoning designed to resolve ambiguities and thus … Continue reading

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Sign Relations • Discussion 10

Anthesis • Definition • Signs and Inquiry • Examples Dyadic Aspects • Denotation • Connotation • Ennotation Semiotic Equivalence Relations • (1) • (2) Re: Cybernetics • Klaus Krippendorff • Bernard Scott Re: Ontolog • Mihai Nadin • John Sowa … Continue reading

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Sign Relations • Discussion 9

Re: Sign Relations • Ennotation Re: Peirce List • Helmut Raulien Dear Helmut, Thanks for your comments.  They prompt me to say a little more about the mathematical character of the sign relational models I’m using. Peirce without mathematics is … Continue reading

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Sign Relations • Semiotic Equivalence Relations 2

A few items of notation are useful in discussing equivalence relations in general and semiotic equivalence relations in particular. In general, if is an equivalence relation on a set then every element of belongs to a unique equivalence class under … Continue reading

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