Category Archives: Predicate Calculus

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Comment 3

In passing to more complex combinations of relative terms and the extensional relations they denote, as we began to do in Comments 10.6 and 10.7, I used words like composite and composition along with the usual composition sign to describe … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Discussion 5

Re: Conceptual Graphs • Peiyuan Zhu PZ: I’m studying imprecise probabilities which initially works as an extension in Boole’s Laws of Thoughts.  It seems like Boole was solving a set of algebraic equations for probabilities where some of the probabilities … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Discussion 4

Re: Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Proto-Graphical Syntax Re: FB | Ancient Logic • Henning Engebretsen HE: What’s your point, it’s obviously too graphical, but perhaps you are driving at something else.  Explain? Dear Henning, My aim here is … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Discussion 3

All other sciences without exception depend upon the principles of mathematics;  and mathematics borrows nothing from them but hints. C.S. Peirce • “Logic of Number” A principal intention of this essay is to separate what are known as algebras of … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Discussion 2

Re: Ecology of Systems Thinking • RS • TM My previous comment summed up my observations of a general drift toward “absolutist and dyadic ways of thinking” in various communities of inquiry of interest to me over the past 20 … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Comment 2

In a recent post on a related topic I gave this assessment of our present situation: One of the more disconcerting developments, I might say “devolutions”, I’ve observed over the past 20 years has been the general slippage back to … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Comment 1

Peirce often stressed his Logic of Relatives as the key to unlocking many puzzles.  As I read him, it was Peirce’s drive to understand the Logic of Science that required the grounding of logic in the mathematical forms of triadic … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Discussion 1

Re: Ontolog Forum • John Bottoms Re: History View Blog • A Yukaghir Girl Writes A Love Letter Re: Peirce’s 1870 “Logic Of Relatives” • Proto-Graphical Syntax John Bottoms, writing in the Ontolog Forum, compared the graphic I drew for … Continue reading

Peirce’s 1870 “Logic of Relatives” • Overview

My long ago encounter with Peirce’s 1870 paper, “Description of a Notation for the Logic of Relatives, Resulting from an Amplification of the Conceptions of Boole’s Calculus of Logic”, was one of the events precipitating my return from the hazier … Continue reading

The Difference That Makes A Difference That Peirce Makes : 18

Re: Peter Smith • Which Is The Quantifier? From a functional logic point of view logicians dropped a step backward when they passed from Peirce’s and to the current convention of using and for logical quantifiers.  There’s a rough indication … Continue reading