# Category Archives: Relation Theory

## Sign Relations • Dyadic Aspects

For an arbitrary triadic relation whether it happens to be a sign relation or not, there are six dyadic relations obtained by projecting on one of the planes of the -space   The six dyadic projections of a triadic relation … Continue reading

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## Sign Relations • Examples

Soon after I made my third foray into grad school, this time in Systems Engineering, I was trying to explain sign relations to my advisor and he — being the very model of a modern systems engineer — asked me … Continue reading

## Sign Relations • Signs and Inquiry

There is a close relationship between the pragmatic theory of signs and the pragmatic theory of inquiry.  In fact, the correspondence between the two studies exhibits so many congruences and parallels it is often best to treat them as integral … Continue reading

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## Sign Relations • Definition

One of Peirce’s clearest and most complete definitions of a sign is one he gives in the context of providing a definition for logic, and so it is informative to view it in that setting. Logic will here be defined … Continue reading

## Sign Relations • Anthesis

Thus, if a sunflower, in turning towards the sun, becomes by that very act fully capable, without further condition, of reproducing a sunflower which turns in precisely corresponding ways toward the sun, and of doing so with the same reproductive … Continue reading

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## Survey of Semiotics, Semiosis, Sign Relations • 3

This is a Survey of blog and wiki resources on the theory of signs, variously known as semeiotic or semiotics, and the actions referred to as semiosis which transform signs among themselves in relation to their objects, all as based … Continue reading

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## Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Selection 13

I continue with my Selections and Comments examining Peirce’s 1870 Logic of Relatives, one of those works which convinced me from my earliest grapplings I would need to learn a lot more mathematics before I’d have any hope of understanding … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 10

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs Continuing a discussion on the generative power of symbols (1) (2) (3). If it’s true what I say about symbols being the genus of … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 9

Once, there was nothing there, nothing moving on its own, just data and people shuffling it around.  Then something happened, and it … it knew itself. William Gibson • Count Zero (1) (2) Re: FB | Dan Everett • On … Continue reading

## Sign Relations, Triadic Relations, Relation Theory • Discussion 8

Re: FB | Dan Everett • On the Origin of Symbols and the Descent of Signs Continuing a discussion on the primal character of symbols. There are a few passages from Peirce going most quickly to the root of the … Continue reading